Ecosystem servicesâ€™ values and improved revenue collection for regional protected areas
Davide Pettenella () and
Riccardo Scarpa ()
Ecosystem Services, 2018, vol. 34, issue PA, 136-153
The management of conservation areas is a costly enterprise, especially vulnerable to budget cutting when austerity measures are being considered. Optimal spatial taxation dictates that tax-payers contribute proportionally to the benefits they receive. This paper provides a framework to derive spatially varied benefit estimates for ecosystem services produced in Natura 2000 protected areas of Lombardy (Italy). These may be used as a framework for spatially optimised taxation to improve the efficiency of public funding. In the process we used non-market valuation techniques, as well as benefit functionsâ€™ transfer.
Keywords: Natura 2000; Protected areas; Ecosystem services; Choice experiment; Benefit transfer; Lombardy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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