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VOLANOVA, Sílvia Regina Fernandes; CHICHORRO, José Franklim  and  ARRUDA, Carlos Alberto Simões de. Disposition to pay for the use of urban conservation unit: Mãe Bonifácia City Park, Cuiabá-MT. Interações (Campo Grande) [online]. 2010, vol.11, n.1, pp.43-53. ISSN 1518-7012.

This paper objective is to identify the "Parque da Cidade Mãe Bonifácia", Cuiabá-MT user's disposition to pay, and also to characterize there profile as well. The research was carried through in December/2006. The results show that 27,5% of the interviewed ones agreed to pay a value of entrance for the maintenance of the park. The profile of the users was composed of middle to high-class (familiar income average higher than R$ 3,500,00), high degree of education (49,5% with graduation ). The creation of new parks and green areas was indicated as an important investment by 89,5 % of the interviewed.

Keywords : Contingent valuation; Urban park; Cuiabá.

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