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The Economic Benefits of Wildlife-viewing in Florida

The Economic Benefits of Wildlife-viewing in Florida

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The 2006 Economic impact of Wildlife Viewing in the state of Florida
The 2006 Economic impact of Wildlife Viewing in the state of Florida

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Acknowledgments
This report examines the contributions of wildlife viewing to the Florida economy.Rob Southwick and Thomas Allen are the authors. This project was funded by theFlorida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The authors wish to thankAnne Glick for her assistance and guidance, and all others who contributed theirinput and suggestions regarding this report.
 
Table of contents
List o tables .................................................................................................ivExecutive summary .........................................................................................vIntroduction ....................................................................................................1
I. Data sources and methods
...........................................................................1
II. Demographics and participation
Demographics .............................................................................................2Participation ...............................................................................................2
III. Economic impacts
Three orms o retail sales and economic impact ...........................................7Retail sales ................................................................................................8Total economic eect (output) ....................................................................13Earnings ...................................................................................................13Employment ..............................................................................................13Tax revenues .............................................................................................13Trends since 1991 ....................................................................................15
Appendix A
Denitions ................................................................................................17
Appendix B
Methods ...................................................................................................19
Appendix C
Economic impact tables or wildlie viewing .................................................21
Appendix D
More un acts ..........................................................................................24
Florida ranks as thesecond highest state (aterCaliornia) in the numbero people participating inwildlie-viewing recreation.
(U.S. Fish and Wildlie Service’s 2006National Survey o Fishing, Hunting andWildlie-Associated Recreation)
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