Friday, August 29, 2008

ISEE conference

Professor Donald Kgathi, HOORC economics specialist, presented Recreational Use Value of Nature-based Tourism and Willingness to Pay for Conservation of Biodiversity in the Okavango Delta, Botswana: Implications for Policy at the International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE) conference in Nairobi earlier this month. The paper describes findings of research carried out by Professor Kgathi, HOORC researchers Dr Joseph Mmopelwa, Lesetho Stone and University of Botswana Dept. of Statistics associate, Dr K. Thaga. Findings indicate consumer surplus that can be tapped from tourism to help finance efforts to conserve biodiversity in the Okavango Delta. The research was funded by the BIOKAVANGO Project. You can find the paper online and in HOORC's Library.

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