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Titolo:
Valuing ecotourism in a sacred lake of the Sikkim Himalaya, India
Autore:
Maharana, I; Rai, SC; Sharma, E;
Indirizzi:
GB Pant Inst Himalayan Environm & Dev, Sikkim Unit, Sikkim 737102, India GB Pant Inst Himalayan Environm & Dev Sikkim India 737102 737102, India
Titolo Testata:
ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
fascicolo: 3, volume: 27, anno: 2000,
pagine: 269 - 277
SICI:
0376-8929(200009)27:3<269:VEIASL>2.0.ZU;2-U
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
TROPICAL RAIN-FORESTS; CONTINGENT VALUATION; PROTECTED AREAS; ECONOMIC VALUE; RECREATION;
Keywords:
biodiversity; consumer surplus; contingent valuation; tourism growth; travel cost; willingness-to-pay;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Agriculture,Biology & Environmental Sciences
Citazioni:
44
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Rai, SC GB Pant Inst Himalayan Environm & Dev, Sikkim Unit, PO Tadong, Sikkim 737102, India GB Pant Inst Himalayan Environm & Dev PO Tadong Sikkim India 737102
Citazione:
I. Maharana et al., "Valuing ecotourism in a sacred lake of the Sikkim Himalaya, India", ENVIR CONS, 27(3), 2000, pp. 269-277

Abstract

Although monetary valuation of natural ecosystems is difficult, such valuation helps to draw attention to their importance, and highlight conservation needs, especially in developing countries. The recreational value of Khecheopalri, a lake situated in the West District of Sikkim State, India, which has recreational, biodiversity and sacredness values, was assessed. The demand curve function for recreation increased with decreases in travel costand distance for Sikkimese visitors. The recreational value of the lake was similar to other protected sites in India; however, all these sites had very low values compared to sites elsewhere in the world. Willingness to payfor maintenance and preservation of the lake by all types of visitors ranged from US$ 0.88 for members of the local community to US$ 7.19 for international tourists. The lake showed high recreational/sacredness values that were attributed to conservation of the site for biodiversity and pilgrimage. A large number of lakes in the Hindu-Kush Himalayan region, if properly managed and marketed for ecotourism, can bring economic development that can be linked with conservation.

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