How do structural and agent-based factors influence the effectiveness of incentive policies? A spatially explicit agent-based model to optimize woodland-for-water PES policy design at the local level
A key factor in the resilience of water and forest ecosystems is the management decisions taken by the individuals responsible for them, from public officials to private owners.
Biodiversity Offsets and Payments for Environmental Services are sometimes used interchangeably to characterize innovative economic tools to conserve or restore biodiversity, ecosystems, or their services. A confusion between them can have negative implications for biodiversity conservation.
Private landowners’ preferences for trading forest landscape and recreational values: A choice experiment application in Kuusamo, Finland
Although nature-based tourism is increasingly recognized, economic incentives for private landowners supporting the production of amenity values are largely lacking. This study focused on possibilities to enhance the scenic and recreational values of private forests for nature-based tourism in Finland.
To promote the growth of nature based tourism in privately owned forest areas, new policy instruments, e.g. Payments for Ecosystem Services, are needed. They could engage private forest owners and nature-based tourism companies to cooperate and support the growth of the sector.
Maintaining an attractive natural environment for travel destinations through landscape and recreation value trade
The trade in landscape and recreational values outlined in this article is one way of preserving our shared environment for tourists, local operators and nature itself.
Open access link (Finnish): Matkakohteen luontoympäristön vetovoimaisuuden ylläpitäminen maisema- ja virkistysarvokaupan avulla
The health function of peri-urban forests in protected areas – Assessment of hiking trails energy capacity in Nature Park Medvednica
The primary goal of the research was to collect information on the level of activation of energy capacities for the health, and the secondary goal was to determine the differences in physical activity on the two most visited hiking trails.