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dc.contributor.authorMbuba, D. M.
dc.contributor.authorMburu, J. I.
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-21T12:56:51Z
dc.date.available2014-08-21T12:56:51Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationEnvironment and Natural Resources Research; Vol. 3, No. 1; 2013en_US
dc.identifier.issn1927-0488
dc.identifier.other1927-0496
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/10995
dc.descriptionDOI: 10.5539/enrr.v3n1p62en_US
dc.description.abstractPolicymakers in developing countries emphasize on short-term benefits of forest conversion over the long-term economic benefits such as recreational uses. This study used travel cost method to estimate the potential tourism or recreational benefits of two segments of Kakamega forest which are managed differently by Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) and Kenya Forest Service (KFS). The empirical data used for this study was collected from past records on tourists’ numbers and their country of origin from both management stations of the forest. The travel cost approach was then used to analyze the data. Results show that the forest generates considerable economic benefits, thereby justifying its continued conservation as a destination for tourists from Europe, USA and other parts of the world. Further, the results indicate that areas which are better conserved and protected (managed by KWS) have higher recreational benefits than those that are not well conserved (managed by KFS). This paper discusses Kakamega forest as an important tourism recreational site and justifies an increment in entrance fee for tourists.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherCanadian Center of Science and Educationen_US
dc.subjectforesten_US
dc.subjectrecreation benefitsen_US
dc.subjecttravel cost methoden_US
dc.subjectKenyaen_US
dc.titleEstimation of the Tourism Benefits of Kakamega Forest, Kenya: A Travel Cost Approachen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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