Spatial distribution of Cultural Ecosystem Services and Estimating followers willingness to pay for Sustainable Conservation and Restoration of Monastery Forest Patches in northern Wollo Ethiopia willingness

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Arayaselassie Abebe Semu
Tamrat Bekele
Ermias Lulekal
Arega Shumete
Paloma Cariñanos
Edelina Coayla

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Due to urbanization, agricultural land expansion, and other human influences, Ethiopia's dense forest cover has declined to fewer than 3%. The degraded areas are yet marked by scattered green dots, which are residual forest patches of The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Monasteries and Churches (EOTC). The surviving forest areas act as a refugea for animals and important plant species. The EOTC's management doesn’t allocate enough funding to protect the scattered Church and Monastery forests, which are critical for the provision of ecosystem services. Using the contingent valuation method, this study attempted to estimate the EOTC follower’s readiness to pay for the protection and restoration of these relict monastic and church forest patches. In addition, the study evaluated and examined characteristics related to negative willingness and adherence to geographical distribution. During the annual ceremonies, respondents were selected using random sampling and 310 followers participated in the study. As a result, the greater bid becomes 500 birr while the lower bid becomes 5birrs (1birr = 0.022 USD)in September 2021. Income, age, education, and family size were all shown to be significantly (p 0.05) correlated with willingness to pay in the model. To restore and preserve church forests different strategies shall be implemented

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Semu, A., Bekele, T., Lulekal, E., Shumete, A., Cariñanos, P., & Coayla, E. (2023). Spatial distribution of Cultural Ecosystem Services and Estimating followers willingness to pay for Sustainable Conservation and Restoration of Monastery Forest Patches in northern Wollo Ethiopia. UCJC Business and Society Review (formerly Known As Universia Business Review), 20(76). Recuperado a partir de https://journals.ucjc.edu/ubr/article/view/4520
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