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Ecosystem services' values and improved revenue collection for regional protected areas.

Masiero, M. and Franceschinis, C. and Mattea, S. and Thiene, M., D. and Pettenella, D. and Scarpa, R. (2018) 'Ecosystem services' values and improved revenue collection for regional protected areas.', Ecosystem services., 34 (A). pp. 136-153.


The management of conservation areas is a costly enterprise, especially vulnerable to budget cutting when austerity measures are being considered. Optimal spatial taxation dictates that tax-payers contribute proportionally to the benefits they receive. This paper provides a framework to derive spatially varied benefit estimates for ecosystem services produced in Natura 2000 protected areas of Lombardy (Italy). These may be used as a framework for spatially optimised taxation to improve the efficiency of public funding. In the process we used non-market valuation techniques, as well as benefit functions’ transfer.

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Date accepted:31 October 2018
Date deposited:02 November 2018
Date of first online publication:09 November 2018
Date first made open access:09 May 2020

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