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dc.contributor.authorGiergiczny, Marek
dc.contributor.authorValasiuk, Sviataslau
dc.contributor.authorYakubouski, Mikita
dc.contributor.authorKowalewski, Mikołaj
dc.contributor.authorMaskiewicz, Jędrzej
dc.contributor.authorAngelstam, Per Krister
dc.identifier.citationLand. 2023, 12 (6), .en_US
dc.description.abstractThe Białowieza Forest is a contested transboundary forest massif in Poland and Belarus. Reflecting on transitions from value chains built on sustained yield forestry to ecotourism, we pioneer documentation of how country-specific legacies shape preferences toward increased forest protection at the expense of wood production. For both countries, we used a quantitative ordered logit model based on questionnaires to Polish and Belarusian ecotourism business owners to, for the first time, empirically study drivers of their preferences toward different Białowieza Forest values, and we used qualitative data to identify attitudes toward the expansion of protected areas in the Białowieza Forest. Whilst Belarusian ecotourism business owners supported increased area protection, the opposite was true for their Polish counterparts. The proportion of foreign guests co-varied with support toward increased area protection. Conversely, local origin, size of hospitality business, and role of foresters as customers decreased interest in area protection. The qualitative data revealed that narratives against extended area protection were spread in Poland but not in Belarus. The conflict over the conservation of the Polish part of the Białowieza Forest involves actors and stakeholders with competing interests. A solution is that this remnant massif of the once widespread European temperate lowland forest becomes subject to a regional planning and zoning perspective. Encouraging multiple value chains and evidence-based collaborative learning are key components.en_US
dc.rightsNavngivelse 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.subjectBiałowieza National Parken_US
dc.subjectbiodiversity conservation conflicten_US
dc.subjectforest managementen_US
dc.subjectnature-based tourismen_US
dc.subjectnature protectionen_US
dc.subjectordered logit modelen_US
dc.subjectPolish State Forest Holdingen_US
dc.titleAttitudes toward Conservation of the Transboundary Białowieża Forest among Ecotourism Businesses in Poland and Belarusen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.rights.holder© 2023 by the authors.en_US
dc.subject.nsiVDP::Landbruks- og Fiskerifag: 900en_US

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