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Recreation Demand and Optimal Pricing for International Visitors to Kruger National Park

Samson Mukanjari, Edwin Muchapondwa & Eyoual Demeke
Sustainable financing of conservation is a key challenge in developing countries, due to competing needs. Increasingly, national parks are expected to undertake local community development - at a time when the conservation mandate and threats to conservation have increased signicantly, while...
May 2018
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The Economic Value of Mountain Biking in the Baviaanskloof Mega Reserve, Eastern Cape, South Africa: A Travel Cost Analysis Using Count Data Models

Mario Du Preez and Deborah Ellen Lee
This paper reports the first formal non-market valuation of mountain biking in South Africa by applying the individual travel cost method (TCM). Due to the non-negative, integer nature of the trip data, several count data models were estimated. Mountain biking is fast becoming one of South Africa’s...
Sep 2015
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