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MPA Recreational services & valuation - ME5107

To undertake a review of the value of tourism and recreation services provided by Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs). To scope priorities for future research in this area
•To conduct a literature review of existing evidence on the impacts of MPAs on recreation and tourism.
•Contractors should apply this evidence to assess the impact of UK Marine Conservation Zones on the recreation and tourism value, considering both offshore and onshore sites.
•Suggest a methodology for a more detailed valuation of recreation and tourism benefits for an MPA site.
Project Documents
• EVID4 - Final project report : Methodology MPA Recreation and Tourism FR Sept13   (1050k)
• ANX - Annex : MPA Benefits Assessment Final Version   (4098k)
• SUP - Supplementary Report : Case study report Value of MPAs 30July   (2855k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2012

To: 2014

Cost: £60,040
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Risk & Policy Analysts Ltd (RPA)