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.

Date
1 October 2009
Publisher
Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water NSW
Type
Publication
Status
Final
Cost
Free
Language
English
Tags
  • ISBN 978-1-74232-446-3
  • ID DECCW20090663
  • File PDF 0.1MB
  • Pages 8
  • Name economic-benefits-national parks-other-reserves-nsw-summary-report-090066.pdf

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.