Versión electrónica ISSN 0718 - 1566
Versión impresa ISSN 0716 - 1921

Economic Valuation of Lenga Wetland by Choice Experiments
This study uses a choice experiment to determine the economic value of Lenga wetland in Concepción, Chile. We elicited visitors’ preferences over a proposed tourism project and a bird conservation program for the wetland. The attributes of the project included wetland area, bird species number and tourism works such as parking lots, site seeing spots and play grounds. With a binomial logit regression, we found that tourism works is the most valued attributed and that an ideal scenario includes a program that favors tourism works and fosters increasing visiting birds while reducing wetland area.