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The economic value of biodiversity in New Zealand: Results from a household survey

Abstract
This paper presents the results of a national study examining the economic value of biodiversity in New Zealand. Three valuation techniques were used to collect information from respondents: the contingent valuation method, the well-being method and the choice modelling method. Results revealed that respondents were familiar with the native plants and animals in their areas and valued them highly, therefore having a strong value for native biodiversity.
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Working Paper
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Department of Economics Working Paper Series
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Kaval, P., Yao, R. & Scrimgeour, F. (2009). The economic value of biodiversity in New Zealand: Results from a household survey. (Department of Economics Working Paper Series, Number 09/05). Hamilton, New Zealand: University of Waikato.
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2009-06
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