Wild and Valuable? Tourist Values for Orang-utan Conservation in Sarawak

Kerstin K, Zander and Sing Tyan, Pang and Christina, Jinam and Andrew Alek, Tuen and Stephen T, Garnett (2014) Wild and Valuable? Tourist Values for Orang-utan Conservation in Sarawak. Conservation and Society, 12 (1). pp. 27-42. ISSN 0975-3133.

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Abstract

Fluffy, orange and endearing, orang-utans have won the hearts of people all over the world. However, all sub-species are endangered in the wild with the Bornean orang-utan population having declined by more than 50% over the past 60 years. Fewer than 2,000 wild orang-utans remain in Sarawak with nearly all truly wild ones confined to a remote site on the Indonesian border. Yet each year thousands of tourists and local Sarawak people see orang-utans semi-wild in a reserve or captive in a rehabilitation centre.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Orang-utans , Charismatic species , choice experiment , existence value , willingness-to-pay , Sarawak , unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, kuching, samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2015 07:22
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2015 07:22
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/6999

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