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dc.contributor.authorMartínez de Aragón, Juan
dc.contributor.authorRiera, Pere
dc.contributor.authorGiergiczny, Marek
dc.contributor.authorColinas, C. (Carlos)
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-11T10:54:21Z
dc.date.available2017-01-11T10:54:21Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.issn1389-9341
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10459.1/58937
dc.description.abstractAmong the environmental services provided by Mediterranean forests, wild mushroom picking is particularly appreciated. Where access to the forests is free, and when the property rights to the products that can be picked from the ground are not clearly assigned, forest owners bear a cost, in the form of forest damage by pickers, and receive no benefit. These owners therefore have little incentive to provide the public with more or better forests, however socially desirable this would be. If the value of this environmental service to society was known, an appropriate policy could be applied. The first step in assessing this value (evaluation) is illustrated here in a case study in central Catalonia, Spain. A travel cost method was applied to a sample of mushroom pickers over three years. The results show an estimated recreational surplus of €39 per journey. The second step (policy) was explored by asking mushroom pickers for their views on various different payment schemes. The results suggest that paying for this environmental service would be supported to varying degrees depending on how the policy is designed.ca_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipThis study has been funded by the research project AGL2008- 04435/FOR (Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia of Spain, Secretaria de Política Científica y Tecnológica) and by the Departament de Medi Ambient i Habitatge of the Generalitat de Catalunya.ca_ES
dc.language.isoengca_ES
dc.publisherElsevierca_ES
dc.relationMICINN/PN2008-2011/AGL2008-04435/FORca_ES
dc.relation.isformatofReproducció del document publicat a https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forpol.2011.05.003ca_ES
dc.relation.ispartofForest Policy and Economics, 2011, vol. 13, núm. 6, p. 419-424ca_ES
dc.rights(c) Elsevier, 2011ca_ES
dc.subjectEnvironmental servicesca_ES
dc.subjectTravel Cost Methodca_ES
dc.subjectForest recreational valueca_ES
dc.titleValue of wild mushroom picking as an environmental serviceca_ES
dc.typearticleca_ES
dc.identifier.idgrec017409
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionca_ES
dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccessca_ES
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.forpol.2011.05.003
dc.date.embargoEndDate10000-01-01


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