The Economic Evaluation of Dryland Ecosystem Services in the South African Kgalagadi by the Local Communities
Johane Dikgang and Edwin Muchapondwa
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Edwin Muchapondwa ()
No 383, Working Papers from Economic Research Southern Africa
This study seeks to value ecosystem services in the Kgalagadi area by applying the Choice Experiment technique. The values placed on dryland ecosystem services by indigenous communities are estimated using a Conditional Logit model, Random Parameter Logit model and a Random Parameter Logit model with interactions. The results show that local communities would prefer getting increased grazing firewood collection, hunting opportunities and harvesting of medicinal plants.
Keywords: choice experiment; conditional logit; ecosystem services; local communities; random parameter logit (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 23 pages
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