What is it about?

This study presents results of stakeholder surveys where we asked about the ways they attach value to natural areas. The survey was developed to help inform a protected area planning process, helping managers to better understand who they were working with and what is important to stakeholder groups.

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Why is it important?

Our results helped managers see that the typical categorizations they used to define stakeholder groups did not necessarily represent the best way of segmenting. Instead, by understanding stakeholder values, and segmenting groups according to value similarities, they could begin to navigate some of the more difficult and contentious planning issues in a more integrative way.


This study was particularly interesting to us, as authors, because it suggested that that relational values are important when protected area visitor use stakeholders in Aysén think about why they value natural resources. There's much more to learn about relational values and their connections to protected areas.

Trace Gale
Centro de Investigación en Ecosistemas de la Patagonia (CIEP)

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This page is a summary of: Can intrinsic, instrumental, and relational value assignments inform more integrative methods of protected area conflict resolution? Exploratory findings from Aysén, Chile, Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change, June 2019, Taylor & Francis,
DOI: 10.1080/14766825.2019.1633336.
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