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Economic valuation of environmental resources: A case study of the central zoo of Nepal

  • Mahat, T. J.

The major objectives of the study include identification of the economic value of the zoo and the degree of relationship in between travel cost and the zoo visit. It further aims to investigate the management and financial status of the zoo, which could suggest sustainable measures to strengthen zoo facilities. To identify the economic value of the zoo the travel cost method was adopted and several other methods were applied to collect information on zoo management and the nature of the visitors. These methods include questionnaire survey, key informant interview, direct observation, direct count and focus group discussion.

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    Tribhuvan Univ. Centre Department of Environmental Science, Kathmandu