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《Journal of Arid Land Resources and Environment》 2017-09
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Wllingness to pay for forest cultural value conservation and its evaluation——Case of Diebu county in Gansu province

PAN Jing;ZHANG Ying;LI Xiushan;School of Economics & Management,Beijing Forestry University;China Environmental Science Research Institute;  
People pay more attention to forest culture values since it is an important part of forest values. In this study we took Diebu county in Gansu province as an example by using contingent valuation method( CVM) and the logistic regression model to analyze the influence factors on the willingness to pay for forest culture value conservation based on the field survey data. The study also estimated the annual forest cultural value interval and the total forest culture value in Diebu county. The results show that the willingness to pay for forest culture conservation in Diebu county was at low level,the proportion of willingness to pay accounted for about 35. 29% in the total respondents. Many factors affected the willingness to pay for forest culture conservation,such as education degree,professional knowledge,annual personal income,and understanding of forest culture value conservation etc.; among them,the factor of understanding of forest culture value conservation was the smallest influence one,and the annual personal income was the most important influence one. Meanwhile,this factor was also the most important factor leading to unwillingness to pay for forest culture value conservation. Additionally,We estimated the interval of willingness to pay for forest culture value conservation per capita per year in Diebu county was about 18. 96 Yuan/a ~ 53. 71 Yuan/a. Based on the resident population and the number of tourists in 2014 in Diebu county,the total value of forest culture was about 8. 2741 million Yuan ~ 23. 4390 million Yuan. The study also gives some discussions based on above studies.
【Fund】: 国家林业局林业软科学研究(2015-R19);; 中国环境科学研究院中央级公益性科研院所基本科研业务专项(2012-YSKY-06)资助
【CateGory Index】: G127;S788
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