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Analysing conflict between cultural heritage and nature conservation in the Australian Alps: A CVM approach


Lockwood, M and Tracey, P and Klomp, N, Analysing conflict between cultural heritage and nature conservation in the Australian Alps: A CVM approach, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 39, (3) pp. 357-370. ISSN 0964-0568 (1996) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1080/09640569612462


The contingent valuation method (CVM) can be useful for assessing the nonmarket economic values associated with government land use decisions. A particular variant of CVM, which is based on dichotomous choice responses, has become widely used. Previous studies have employed a variety of techniques for analysing dichotomous choice CVM data to produce estimates of economic welfare changes. This paper summarizes these analytical options, and illustrates their application in a case study concerning cattle grazing on the Bogong High Plains in the Australian Alps. This case study is one of the few to assess the nonmarket economic value of cultural heritage conservation using contingent valuation, and is also unusual in that the competing values are both nonmarket in character. Nature conservation and heritage values were separately measured using two independent surveys. Mean willingness to pay for nature conservation and cultural heritage were estimated using a range of parametric and nonparametric methods.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Human geography
Research Field:Recreation, leisure and tourism geography
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Other environmental management
Objective Field:Other environmental management not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Lockwood, M (Associate Professor Michael Lockwood)
UTAS Author:Tracey, P (Mr Tracey)
ID Code:7079
Year Published:1996
Deposited By:IASOS
Deposited On:1996-08-01
Last Modified:2011-11-04

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