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Assessing the Value of Our Forests: Quantification and Valuation of Revegetation Efforts

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dc.contributor.author Mondal, Dibyendu en_US
dc.contributor.author Singh, Subrata en_US
dc.contributor.author Dhameliya, J. V. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T14:36:42Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T14:36:42Z
dc.date.issued 2005 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2005-04-04 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2005-04-04 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/1425
dc.description.abstract "While implementing a project of regenerating degraded lands (forests or otherwise), one often faces the question of justifying the benefits that would accrue from the initiative. Contrastingly, when a natural forest is destroyed one faces with a very minimal compensation based on the timber available or just on the value of land with a small premium for the existing biomass or as compensatory afforestation of a barren landscape. This leaves us in a situation where answering only the value of the total flow of benefits from the forests does not give a true picture. There is a need to look for mechanisms to value the forests in entirety. "This paper is an attempt at valuation of forests using Natural Resource Accounting System (NRAS) framework through a case study from Gujarat. The framework looks beyond the conventional system of accounting the direct investment vs. flow of benefits to include existing stock and environmental benefits. This system attempts to calculate the total value or contribution to society at a given point of time. The framework helps us estimate the change in this value if a conservation action/ destructive action are undertaken, how this change affects different stakeholders--that is, who are the benefited and who are the losers, and therefore help in decision making. This also can help us in calculating the actual cost and benefits for taking up such an activity or even for the valuation/compensation for the damage in case of a change in the land use." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject resource management--case studies en_US
dc.subject forestry--frameworks en_US
dc.subject valuation--frameworks en_US
dc.subject valuation--case studies en_US
dc.subject cost benefit analysis--case studies en_US
dc.title Assessing the Value of Our Forests: Quantification and Valuation of Revegetation Efforts en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.type.published unpublished en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region Middle East & South Asia en_US
dc.coverage.country India en_US
dc.subject.sector Forestry en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference Fourth Biennial Conference of the Indian Society for Ecological Economics (INSEE) en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates 3-4, June 2005 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Mumbai, India en_US
dc.submitter.email subrat@fes.org.in en_US

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