Individuals, businesses and communities derive socio-economic benefits from national parks and other reserves – known collectively as protected areas (PAs) – in a variety of ways. These benefits include recreational experiences from visiting PAs, direct and indirect income from goods and services sold to park visitors, biophysical functions (ecosystem services) occurring in PAs, healthy environments protected by PAs, and in some cases the use of wild resources from PAs.
Economic benefits of national parks and other reserves in New South Wales: Summary report
This summary describes the findings of studies produced by DECCW in recent years which estimate the impact of national parks and other reserves on local economies and communities in NSW.
- 1 October 2009
- Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water NSW
- ISBN 978-1-74232-446-3
- ID DECCW20090663
- File PDF 70KB
- Pages 8
- Name economic-benefits-national parks-other-reserves-nsw-summary-report-090066.pdf