ECONOMIC EVALUATION OF INDIRECT USE ACTIVITIES IN A PRIVATE NATURAL HERITAGE RESERVE

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Keila Lima Sanches Álvaro Nogueira de Souza Antonio Donizette de Oliveira Ana Paula Silva Camelo

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This study aimed to evaluate the economic viability of indirect use activities as developed in a private natural heritage reserve (RPPN). Activities developed in the RPPN include Adventure Tourism and an Ecological Trail. Data were obtained relating to annual number of people visiting the reserve, prices paid to participate in activities, cost of land, maintenance costs and labor costs. Economic criteria used include Net Present Value (VPL) and Equivalent Periodic Benefit (BPE). In the 1996- 2008 period the number of visitors increased by 6% a year, and the average annual number of visitors to the RPPN was 8,889. It was concluded that indirect use activities in the RPPN are economically viable and can coexist with other direct soil use activities such as eucalyptus cultivation. 

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SANCHES, Keila Lima et al. ECONOMIC EVALUATION OF INDIRECT USE ACTIVITIES IN A PRIVATE NATURAL HERITAGE RESERVE. CERNE, [S.l.], v. 17, n. 2, p. 223-229, may 2015. ISSN 2317-6342. Available at: <http://cerne.ufla.br/site/index.php/CERNE/article/view/37>. Date accessed: 17 sep. 2019.
Keywords
Conservation unit, ecological tourism, ecological trail, adventure tourism
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