Funding Biodiversity Protection in Central and Eastern Europe A Case Study of Bosnia Herzegovina


  • Mirza DAUTBASIC University of Sarajevo, 20 Zagrebacka St., 71 000 Sarajevo (BA)
  • Florin IORAS Buckinghamshire New University, Queen Alexandra Road, High Wycombe, HP11 2JZ Buckinghamshire (GB)
  • Ioan Vasile ABRUDAN Transilvania University, 1 Sirul Beethoven St., 500123 Brasov (RO)
  • Jega RATNASINGAM Faculty of Forestry, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor (MY)



Contingent Valuation Method; Global Environmental Facility; willingness to pay


Biodiversity conservation has drawn considerable attention as to where the funding is available in order for governments concerned with the conservation of biodiversity to fulfil their obligations. This paper examines if financing resources provided through Global Environmental Facility (GEF) in Bosnia Herzegovina could be supplemented with locally voluntary provided funding to lead to an appropriate protection level of threatened species. A study was conducted on a 1189 persons sample to establish the local population willingness to contribute to GEF sponsored biodiversity conservation projects. It was found that the local people are willing to contribute positively higher than the actual spending of the GEF and findings can be used to argue for more attention to preferences of the public in decision making on biodiversity protection activity and spending in Bosnia Herzegovina.




How to Cite

DAUTBASIC, M., IORAS, F., ABRUDAN, I. V., & RATNASINGAM, J. (2010). Funding Biodiversity Protection in Central and Eastern Europe A Case Study of Bosnia Herzegovina. Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca, 38(1), 252–256.



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DOI: 10.15835/nbha3814699

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