ID 5310
Submitting Entity UNEP
Submitted for Seventh Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 7)
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Title Entrance fees for users in Khao Yai National Park, Thailand
Description The study investigates the entrance fee for users in Khao Yai National Park, Thailand and concludes that the park is currently under-priced. Using economic valuation tools, the study shows that visitors are willing to pay more than they are currently paying to enter the park, while park officials face increasing costs of maintenance and minimal funds for improving park services. The study advises to raise the entrance fee for the park.
Additional Information
Authors Mingsarn Kaosa-ard and Eric Azumi
Source Study is taken from: Rietbergen-McCracken, J; H. Abaza (2000): Economic Instruments for Environmental Management. United Nations Environment Programme, Earthscan Publications, London.
Countries Thailand
Ecosystems Forest Biodiversity
Inland Waters Biodiversity
Incentive Measures Economic Valuation
Negative Incentives (taxes, levies,...)
Keywords Access restrictions
Park visitor fees
Parks and reserves