As we move on to new topics, let's continue to consider the importance of non-market valuation.
Here are links to some good sources:
Why Economics Matters for Endangered Species Protection (Shogren et al., 1998)
The Role of Economic Valuation in the Conservation of Tropical Nature (Naidoo, 2008)
Conservation Pays (Yuskavitch, 2007, Defenders of Wildlife)
Marine Conservation: How Economic Valuation of Ecosystem Services Can Help (Environment Matters, 2008)
Can Environmental Economic Valuation Techniques Aid Ecological Economics and Wildlife Conservation? (Loomis, 2000, Wildlife Society Bulletin)
Of additional interest:
Economic Incentives and Wildlife Conservation (Bulte et al., 2003)
Tons of references and links here: Economic Valuation References WRI
Reefs here and here and here
is a tiny fraction of what's out there. What are your thoughts on valuation?
I'd especially like to see if students from different backgrounds look at valuation differently. When you post a reply, let us know your primary field of