On the value of drovers¿routes as environmental assets: A contingent valuation approach

Autores UPV
Revista Land Use Policy


The aim of this study was to evaluate the non-market benefits resulting from the restoration of an old drovers¿ route for recreation uses in Valencia (Spain). The valuation was carried out using the Contingent Valuation Method (CVM) through the elicitation of individuals¿ willingness to pay (WTP). Since a 52% of the respondents stated a zero WTP response, in order to inform accurately decision-making, special attention was paid to the problem of zero and protest responses, and also to the possible presence of self-selection by those that protested