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The Economic Evaluation of Dryland Ecosystem Services in the South African Kgalagadi by the Local Communities

Johane Dikgang and Edwin Muchapondwa
Publication date: 
October 2013

This study seeks to value ecosystem services in the Kgalagadi area by applying the Choice Experiment technique. The values placed on dryland ecosystem services by indigenous communities are estimated using a Conditional Logit model, Random Parameter Logit model and a Random Parameter Logit model with interactions. The results show that local communities would prefer getting increased grazing firewood collection, hunting opportunities and harvesting of medicinal plants.

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Series title: 
Working paper 383
Journal of Environmental Economics and Policy, 2016