Evaluation of Ecological Economic Functions of Jinan Liubu National Forest Park
Abstract:Forest, as the main body of land ecosystem, plays an important role in global ecosystem.The research of evaluation of its ecological economic functions will benefit human beings' wellbeing and have significant influence on sustainable development. At present, many scientists from the area of ecology and economics focus on using different methods to estimate the value. This article uses several scientific methods to establish a entire system with more than 10 indexes to estimate the value of these services. To measure them, we start from the combination of ecological and economic analysis means. We take into account both traditional ones like the sale value of woods , and ecological ones like the service values of eco-tourism, water storage and air quality purifying. In our conclusion, the total value of Jinan Liubu national forest park is 514 million RMB per year. As the largest proportion, the value of eco-tourism hold nearly 57% of the whole, which lead it to the most important part. This result indicates that ecological functions, such as water storage, eco-tourism and erosion control of the forest exceeds the traditional value (i.e. natural resources) in a large extent. Therefore, the utilization of forest should be based on the conception of sustainable development, and consider different aspects together to fully enjoy the profound value for
every individual's welfare.
Evaluation of Ecological Economic Functions of Jinan Liubu