Willingness to Pay to Conserve Tenualosa toli(Terubok)

Bakeri, N. A. and Dayang Affizzah, Awang Marikan and Abdullah, A. M. and Ashraf-Roszopor, R. (2020) Willingness to Pay to Conserve Tenualosa toli(Terubok). International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, 10 (14). pp. 61-69. ISSN 2222-6990

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Over the year, the population of local terubok(Tenualosa toli)is being threatened due to over-exploitation. Terubok is one of the famous and important commercially fish in Malaysia which only found in Sarawak rivers. Nowadays, the landing of local terubok are very limited and difficult to obtain since 1980s. Environmental goods like terubok has a value to society, however, it is difficult to obtain and express these economic values in monetary terms. One of the methods that commonly used to evaluate non-market valuation which is Contingent valuation method (CVM) was used in this study to estimate the willingness-to-pay (WTP) of local communities to conserve terubok. A dichotomous choice contingent valuation method (DC-CVM) in single bound formulation was employed in this study. The general objective of this study is to examine the monetary value that local people are willing to pay to conserve terubok in Sarawak. The result shows that WTP of Yes decreases as the price of the offer increases. Result indicates that respondents are willing to pay at an average of RM31 per annum for sustainability ofTerubok.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Contingent Valuation, Environmental Goods, Economic Value, Willingness to Pay, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Economics and Business
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Economics and Business
Depositing User: Tuah
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2020 02:52
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2023 07:10
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/30618

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