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Capturing and explaining preference heterogeneity for wetland management options in the Kilombero Valley, Tanzania

(2015) ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT. 55(1). p.100-112
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Wetland degradation has recently received considerable research attention. Although wetlands are valuable ecosystems, their actual value is difficult to measure because the services they provide often do not have market values. The current study seeks to investigate the preferences for wetland management options in the Kilombero Valley, central Tanzania using choice modeling. The results show that both respondents from the Kilombero Valley and Morogoro Municipality desire improvements in the condition of the wetlands. This indicates that the ongoing degradation is not socially optimal. A second finding is that the preferences for wetland conservation are heterogeneous and can be linked to livelihood characteristics. Communities living in the area, for example, are highly dependent on the wetland for their livelihood and would be impacted by conservation measures. Therefore, in order to reduce the pressure on wetlands, it is necessary and imperative to explore the options for alternative income-generating activities or to focus, for example, on technologies to improve efficiency and effectiveness in crop production.
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Choice modeling, Preference heterogeneity, Wetlands, Valuation and willingness to pay, WILLINGNESS-TO-PAY, CHOICE EXPERIMENTS, ATTRIBUTES, BIODIVERSITY, LIVELIHOODS, EXPERIENCE, VALUATION, COMMUNITY, AFRICA, PEOPLE

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MLA
Speelman, Stijn, Felister Michael Mombo, Valerie Vandermeulen, et al. “Capturing and Explaining Preference Heterogeneity for Wetland Management Options in the Kilombero Valley, Tanzania.” ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT 55.1 (2015): 100–112. Print.
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Speelman, S., Mombo, F. M., Vandermeulen, V., Phillip, D., & Van Huylenbroeck, G. (2015). Capturing and explaining preference heterogeneity for wetland management options in the Kilombero Valley, Tanzania. ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, 55(1), 100–112.
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Speelman, Stijn, Felister Michael Mombo, Valerie Vandermeulen, Damas Phillip, and Guido Van Huylenbroeck. 2015. “Capturing and Explaining Preference Heterogeneity for Wetland Management Options in the Kilombero Valley, Tanzania.” Environmental Management 55 (1): 100–112.
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Speelman, Stijn, Felister Michael Mombo, Valerie Vandermeulen, Damas Phillip, and Guido Van Huylenbroeck. 2015. “Capturing and Explaining Preference Heterogeneity for Wetland Management Options in the Kilombero Valley, Tanzania.” Environmental Management 55 (1): 100–112.
Vancouver
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Speelman S, Mombo FM, Vandermeulen V, Phillip D, Van Huylenbroeck G. Capturing and explaining preference heterogeneity for wetland management options in the Kilombero Valley, Tanzania. ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT. 2015;55(1):100–12.
IEEE
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S. Speelman, F. M. Mombo, V. Vandermeulen, D. Phillip, and G. Van Huylenbroeck, “Capturing and explaining preference heterogeneity for wetland management options in the Kilombero Valley, Tanzania,” ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, vol. 55, no. 1, pp. 100–112, 2015.
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  author       = {Speelman, Stijn and Mombo, Felister Michael and Vandermeulen, Valerie and Phillip, Damas and Van Huylenbroeck, Guido},
  issn         = {0364-152X},
  journal      = {ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT},
  keywords     = {Choice modeling,Preference heterogeneity,Wetlands,Valuation and willingness to pay,WILLINGNESS-TO-PAY,CHOICE EXPERIMENTS,ATTRIBUTES,BIODIVERSITY,LIVELIHOODS,EXPERIENCE,VALUATION,COMMUNITY,AFRICA,PEOPLE},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {100--112},
  title        = {Capturing and explaining preference heterogeneity for wetland management options in the Kilombero Valley, Tanzania},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00267-014-0403-y},
  volume       = {55},
  year         = {2015},
}

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