Economic Valuation of the Goods and Services Offered by the High Relict High-Andean Ecosystem Located in the Districts of Chiguata, Characato and Pocsi, Arequipa, Peru
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Universidad Nacional de San Agustín de Arequipa, Peru
School of Agricultural and Environmental Engineering, Department of Economics and Social Sciences, Universitat Politècnica de Valéncia, Spain
Submission date: 2020-11-10
Final revision date: 2021-02-04
Acceptance date: 2021-05-15
Online publication date: 2021-10-12
Publication date: 2021-12-02
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Jacques Araca   

Ingeniería Ambiental, Universidad Nacional de San Agustín de Arequipa, Peru
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2021;30(6):5443–5452
The relict high-Andean forest covered by associations of Polylepis Rugulosa found in the arid Andean region of southwestern Peru is a provider of a series of environmental goods and services such as water supply, climate regulation, erosion control, among others, that contribute to the wellbeing of societies. This investigation allows us to know the allocation of a range of economic value of the ecosystem services developed in the study area, based on different perspectives of analysis through the application of the multicriteria model Analytic Network Process (ANP) and the economic estimation of CO2eq sequestration. The results obtained range from USD 32,641,387 to USD 102,098,052.