The management of Natura 2000 Network sites: a discrete choice experiment approach
Hoyos Ramos, David
Mariel Chladkova, Petr
Garmendia Oleaga, Eneko
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One of the main problems that public institutions face in the management of protected areas, such as the European Natura 2000 network, is how to design and implement sustainable management plans accounting both for the social cost and benefits of conserving these sites. This paper provides with an empirical application of a discrete choice experiment undertaken in a Natura 2000 site in the Basque Country (Spain) aimed at evaluating the social preferences for different land-use options. This information is then used to evaluate the social desirability of some future management plans.