Valuing biodiversity enhancement in New Zealand
Yao, R. & Kaval, P. (2008). Valuing biodiversity enhancement in New Zealand. (Department of Economics Working Paper Series, Number 7/08). Hamilton, New Zealand: University of Waikato.
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The value of biodiversity enhancement in New Zealand was estimated from a survey sample of 457 residents. We determined the willingness of respondents to financially support biodiversity programs on private and public lands, as well as determining which factors influence this willingness-to-pay. Our data indicates that an average respondent was willing-to-pay $42 (2007 NZD) annually in their rates (taxes) to support a government initiated private land biodiversity programme and $82 (2007 NZD) annually to support a biodiversity programme on public lands.
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