Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Show Summary Details
More options …

Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsgeographie

The German Journal of Economic Geography

Editor-in-Chief: Henn, Sebastian / Thomi, Walter

4 Issues per year

IMPACT FACTOR 2017: 0.276
5-year IMPACT FACTOR: 1.000

CiteScore 2017: 1.09

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2017: 0.263
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2017: 0.567

See all formats and pricing
More options …
Volume 58, Issue 1


The economics of protected areas – a European perspective

Marius Mayer / Hubert Job
Published Online: 2015-10-21 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/zfw.2014.0006


This review article argues that the economic consequences of protected areas (PA) represent a growing field of research for economic geographers, which is related to the rising share of land area covered by PA in recent decades. In a theoretical section concepts and ideas of the economics of PA like the public good character of PA benefits or the total economic value concept are presented. The specific characteristics of European PA situated in cultural landscapes strongly shaped by human land use require a comprehensive overview of existing economic valuation studies. Their achievements and gaps are shown and discussed taking the German-speaking countries as an example.

Keywords: protected areas; economic valuation; economic impact; Europe; national parks; biosphere reserves; (regional) nature parks

About the article

Published Online: 2015-10-21

Published in Print: 2014-10-01

Citation Information: Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsgeographie, Volume 58, Issue 1, Pages 73–97, ISSN (Online) 2365-7693, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/zfw.2014.0006.

Export Citation

© 2015 by Walter de Gruyter Berlin/Boston.Get Permission

Citing Articles

Here you can find all Crossref-listed publications in which this article is cited. If you would like to receive automatic email messages as soon as this article is cited in other publications, simply activate the “Citation Alert” on the top of this page.

Florian Knaus, Lea Ketterer Bonnelame, and Dominik Siegrist
Mountain Research and Development, 2017, Volume 37, Number 1, Page 121

Comments (0)

Please log in or register to comment.
Log in