Evaluation of Forest Preservation in Cambodian Rural Villages

  •  Kaoru Ishiguro    


Forest preservation in Cambodian rural villages is empirically investigated using contingent valuation method. The article’s findings are as follows. First, the participation of local residents in forest preservation differs according to the nature of the relevant activity (i.e., whether it is tree planting, forestry management, or refraining from logging). Second, participation in forest preservation differs according to socioeconomic attributes such as gender, age, number of household members, household income, education level, occupation, and purpose of forest use. Third, unlike in previous studies, it was found that education level and household income are not necessarily significant factors in participation in forest preservation.

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