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Visitor spending and protected areas, Liisa Kajala

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A presentation mad during a World Parks Congress event "Welcome Visitors: Making Tourism Work for Protected Areas and Sustainable Development: Part 1 – Critical Success Factors" that took place on 17 November 2014 in Sydney, Australia. Supported by the IUCN WCPA Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group and UNDP

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Visitor spending and protected areas, Liisa Kajala

  1. 1. Understanding the Economic Contributions of Protected Area Visitation Liisa Kajala Parks & Wildlife Finland Lynne Koontz U.S. National Park Service World Parks Congress Parks, people, planet: inspiring solutions Sydney, 17 November 2014
  2. 2. Protected Areas Provide Multiple Benefits Parks & Wildlife Finland Liisa Kajala 2014 2
  3. 3. €/$? Parks & Wildlife Finland Liisa Kajala 2014 3
  4. 4. The Total Value of a Protected Area Total value Use values Non-use values Indirect use (water, climate, photos, films) Option value (future use) Direct use values (recreation, scenery) Existence value (original nature, species, habitats) Bequest value Visitor spending increases income and employment in the area. Income effects are part of the direct use values. Parks & Wildlife Finland Liisa Kajala 2014 4
  5. 5. What Did We Do? An application producing annually  direct and total income effects (€/$)  employment effects (Jobs)  park, regional, state and national level Easy-to-use, standardized and practical tool Input:  Annual number of visits  Visitor spendings in the parks and their surroundings  Multipliers Parks & Wildlife Finland Liisa Kajala 2014 5
  6. 6. Parks & Wildlife Finland Liisa Kajala 2014 6 Outcomes
  7. 7.  Money spent on management and services of national parks and other PAs comes back many-fold to local economies through private businesses and jobs Parks & Wildlife Finland Liisa Kajala 2014 7 How the Information Has Been Useful for Nature Conservation?
  8. 8. What Makes it Work? 8
  9. 9. Parks & Wildlife Finland Liisa Kajala 2014 9 Liisa Kajala liisa.kajala@metsa.fi

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