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2017 | 77 | 2 | 326-336
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Beneficiaries’ willingness to pay for the conservation of Meteka wetland in Afar National Regional State, Ethiopia

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A study was conducted to estimate the willingness to pay (WTP) of residents in Gewane wereda (district) to conserve Meteka wetland and to investigate determinants of WTP using Contingent Valuation Method (CVM). The result revealed that 88.3% of the respondents are willing to pay for the conservation of the wetland, which was presented to the respondents with the bid ranging from 5 to 20 Ethiopian Birr (ETB) per month. The mean WTP is estimated at 90.48 ETB per year per household in Gewane wereda, which in aggregate generates 535,922.88 ETB per year in the study wereda. Respondents WTP is significantly influenced by the number of kebeles, government aid program (safety net), age, income and level of understanding of the respondents about future generation without Meteka wetland. This study showed how much the respondents were willing to pay (88.3%) for the conservation of Meteka wetland and identified the determinants of the willingness to pay
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77
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2
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326-336
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  • Aquatic Animals Biodiversity Case Team, Animal Biodiversity Directorate, Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute, P.O. Box 30726, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Aquatic Animals Biodiversity Case Team, Animal Biodiversity Directorate, Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute, P.O. Box 30726, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Domestic Animals Biodiversity Case Team, Animal Biodiversity Directorate, Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute, P.O. Box 30726, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Aquatic Animals Biodiversity Case Team, Animal Biodiversity Directorate, Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute, P.O. Box 30726, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Domestic Animals Biodiversity Case Team, Animal Biodiversity Directorate, Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute, P.O. Box 30726, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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