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Type of publication: Tezės kituose recenzuojamuose leidiniuose / Theses in other peer-reviewed publications (T1e)
Field of Science: Ekologija ir aplinkotyra / Ecology and environmental sciences (N012)
Author(s): Dagiliūtė, Renata;Žalandauskas, Mantas;Sujetovienė, Gintarė;Žaltauskaitė, Jūratė
Title: Value of the authenticity of the Curonian Spit: contingent valuation method
Is part of: Protection and restoration of the environment : 13th international conference 3rd-8th July, 2016, Mykonos island, Greece : book of abstracts. Thessaloniki : Grafima Puublications, 2016
Extent: p. 218-218
Date: 2016
Keywords: Kuršių Nerija;Kontingento vertinimo metodas;Saugoma teritorija;Ekonominė vertė;Curonian Spit;Contingent valuation method;Economic value;Protected territory
ISBN: 9789606865947
Abstract: Curonian Spit is a protected territory in Lithuania and is a part of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage registry. Any alterations of the current situation might affect the social, economic and ecological aspects of the territory. One of the possible alterations in the Curonian Spit is the construction of a bridge to the authentic protected area. This option was rather widely discussed; therefore the aim of the research is to evaluate the economic value of authenticity for the Curonian Spit. Willingness to pay for the preservation of the current state of Curonian spit and travelers volumes were used for the assessment of the value of protected area. 217 respondents were surveyed in total. Research has revealed that during the period of the past three years, Curonian Split popularity was steadily increasing. 82% of respondents affirmed that it is the most prominent protected territory in Lithuania. 50% of respondents approved the construction of the bridge over Curonian Lagoon, 39% disapproved, and 11% remained undecided. The main argument for the construction of the bridge was easier accessibility (71%), while main argument against the construction was the loss of authenticity/attractiveness (49%). On average respondents are willing to pay €12.92 for the preservation of the authenticity, while others would like to receive an average of €18.21 compensation for the loss of it. Visitors, who visited Curonian Spit more frequently were against the bridge construction (x²=14.88, p<0.05) and were willing to pay for the preservation of the authenticity more often than others (x²=11.74, p<0.05) Estimated Curonian Spit value during 2012-2014 averaged €4.5 million annually
Affiliation(s): Aplinkotyros katedra
Gamtos mokslų fakultetas
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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