The impact of use and non-use values on willingness to pay for the Norwegian wolf population
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Which motivations determine people´s attitude towards the Norwegian wolf population? The current management goal for the Norwegian wolf population is 3 annual breedings within a geographically specified zone. This paper assesses the attitudes of Hunters and other outdoors users towards this management policy, as well as other potential scenarios. We do this using a willingness to pay survey. We argue that positive attitudes toward the wolf is mainly related to non- use values, while personal experience will change an individuals attitude towards becoming negative. We also review relevant literature and relate our findings to several other studies covering the same subject.
Master's thesis in Economic analysis.