Recreational demand for farm commonage in Ireland: A contingent valuation assessment
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CitationCathal Buckley, Tom M. van Rensburg, Stephen Hynes. Recreational demand for farm commonage in Ireland: A contingent valuation assessment. Land Use Policy, Volume 26, (3), July 2009, Pages 846–854. DOI: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2008.10.013
AbstractThis paper measures willingness to pay (WTP) for public access and trail improvements on commonage farmland for recreational walking in upland and lowland areas of Connemara region in the West of Ireland using the Contingent Valuation Method (CVM). Common to both upland and lowland commonage sites was the much higher ranking for infrastructural features by those WTP for scenario implementation compared to those preferring the status quo. Results for those expressing a positive WTP reveal a median willingness to pay (MWTP) for formal access with improved trail infrastructure of €12.22 for the lowlands compared with €9.08 for the uplands.
FunderDepartment of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Ireland