Estimating the Recreational Value of Hingol National Park Balochistan, Pakistan
Author: Chakir Ali

This study is a case study of Hingol National Park HNP located in Balochistan province of Pakistan. This study is based on primary data collected from 210 respondents. Data was collected in the month of April, 2018 by a proper questionnaire. The main purpose of the study is to suggest a rise in entry fee for further improvements in the park. Results of this study reveal that recreational value of the park is 11900.92 PKR on average per visitor and total annual recreational vale is 500.35 million rupees. Current Consumer Surplus is PKR 88 per visitor and after the entry fee is raised to PKR 60 with certain improvements in the park, the Surplus increases to 112 PKR per visitor. Total annual Consumer Surplus was 30.96 million after the entry fee it is 50.7 million rupees. Results also reveal that various factors influence the annual visits to the park, such as income, distance, cost of the trip and quality of the park. This study suggests an entry fee Rs.60 per visitor for the park and this entry fee will generate 30 million rupees revenues for the park and can enhance employments in the park for the management and conserving the park. Supervisor:- Dr. Rehana Siddiqui

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Supervisor: Rehana Siddiqui

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