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Contingent valuation of Yangtze finless porpoises in Poyang Lake, China

Author: Yanyan Dong
Publisher: Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Yangtze Finless Porpoises (YFPs), the only fresh-water adapted porpoises in the world, are endemic to the Yangtze River system, including Poyang Lake. Their population is rapidly decreasing, under threats from illegal fishing and overfishing, dredging, intensive shipping traffic and pollution from agriculture and industry. Since 1996, they have been classified as endangered on the Red List of the International Union  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Contingent valuation of Yangtze finless porpoises in Poyang Lake, China
(NL-LeOCL)338415076
(OCoLC)811130305
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Yanyan Dong
ISBN: 9789400727656 9400727658 940072764X 9789400727649
OCLC Number: 806460169
Description: 1 online resource : maps
Contents: 1. Introduction --
1.1 Problem Statement --
1.2 Goal of the Study --
1.3 Structure of the Thesis --
2. Background Information of Poyang Lake and Yangtze Finless Porpoises --
2.1 Introduction to Poyang Lake --
2.2 Uses of Poyang Lake --
2.3 Use Conflicts in Poyang Lake --
2.4 Yangtze Finless Porpoises --
2.5 Conclusion --
3. Theoretical Background on Economic Valuation --
3.1 Introduction: Reasons for Economic Valuation --
3.2 Market failure on the Protection of Yangtze Finless Porpoises --
3.3 Total Economic Value --
3.4 Economic Valuation Methods --
3.5 Theoretical Basis of Contingent Valuation Method --
3.6 Challenges Faced by Contingent Valuation --
3.7 Conclusion --
4. Questionnaire Development --
4.1 Focus Group --
4.2 Questionnaire Structure --
4.3 Pre-Test and Modification of Questionnaire --
4.4 Implementation of the Questionnaire --
4.5 Survey Method --
5. Results --
5.1 Sample Characteristics --
5.2 Attitudinal Questions --
5.3 Validity of Responses --
5.4 Quantitative Analysis --
5.5 Conclusion --
6. Discussion --
6.1 Difficulties with the Design of Contingent Valuation Studies in China --
6.2 Distance Effect --
6.3 Different WTP in Germany and China --
6.4 Summary --
7. Conclusions --
7.1 General Conclusions --
7.2 Recommendations for Future Research --
Appendix A: Demographic characteristics of participants in Focus Groups --
Appendix B: Summary of Focus Group Findings --
Appendix C: Summary of Interviews with Experts --
Appendix D: Questionnaire --
Index.
Responsibility: Yanyan Dong.

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Yangtze finless porpoises are the only fresh-water porpoises in the world, their habitat confined to the Yangtze River system, including Poyang Lake. This is the only publication to assess their  Read more...

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