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Revista Chapingo. Serie ciencias forestales y del ambiente

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TUDELA MAMANI, Juan Walter et al. Economic valuation of the benefits of a recovery and conservation program in molino de Flores National Park, México. Rev. Chapingo [online]. 2011, vol.17, n.2, pp.231-244. ISSN 0186-3231.

An economic estimation was made of the social benefits generated by the implementation of a recovery and conservation program which has impact on the attributes of the Molino de Flores National Park (MFNP). Using the contingent valuation method, it is concluded that the MFNP has a conservation value of US$ 384,000 per year, and a value in perpetuity of US$ 4' 266, 667. Also estimated was the potential entrance fee to the park at Mex$24; value a person attaches to the benefit. The rate was estimated using a binomial logit model and the variables hypothetical price to pay, income level, educational level and environmental perception.

Keywords : Contingent valuation; binomial logit; willingness to pay.

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