Preferences and values for forests and wetlands: a comparison of farmers, environmentalists, and the general public in Australia

Winter, Caroline (2005) Preferences and values for forests and wetlands: a comparison of farmers, environmentalists, and the general public in Australia. Society and Natural Resources, 18 (6). pp. 541-555. ISSN 0894-1920

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[Abstract]: Over the past decades, a trend towards environmental concern has been measured in general population samples. Natural resource management is a complex area in which multiple stakeholders compete for their different views to be heard. Different entities and natural areas must also compete with each other for access to resources such as funding for research and management. This paper describes the natural area management preferences of three samples (general public, environmentalists and farmers) based upon their intrinsic and instrumental values. A cluster analysis of the combined sample shows that while some clusters indicated strong and opposing management preferences, most respondents indicated a mid-range position. Respondents from all samples held the same level of conservation or use preferences regardless of whether the area was a forest or a wetland, but some differences were shown towards endangered species.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Deposited according to Publisher's requirements.
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Marketing and Tourism
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:17
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:31
Uncontrolled Keywords: forests and wetlands, preferences, scenarios, stakeholders, values, willingness to sacrifice
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 16 Studies in Human Society > 1604 Human Geography > 160402 Recreation, Leisure and Tourism Geography
05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050205 Environmental Management
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1506 Tourism > 150605 Tourism Resource Appraisal
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1080/08941920590947986
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/235

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