JOURNAL OF NATURAL RESOURCES ›› 2021, Vol. 36 ›› Issue (2): 449-458.doi: 10.31497/zrzyxb.20210214

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The contribution willingness of community residents' protection of wetlands based on MNL Discrete Selection Model: A case study of Daqing wetland

LU Ming-qiang1(), CHEN Li-jun2,3()   

  1. 1. School of Economics and Management, Northeast Petroleum University, Daqing 163318, Heilongjiang, China
    2. Geographical and Tourism College, Huanggang Normal University, Huanggang 438000, Hubei, China
    3. College of Economics and Management, Northeast Forestry University, Harbin 150040, China
  • Received:2019-06-05 Revised:2019-12-04 Online:2021-02-28 Published:2021-04-28
  • Contact: CHEN Li-jun;


The study of community residents' contribution willingness is an important starting point for wetland conservation. Taking Daqing wetland community as an example, firstly, we design four types of contribution willingness: money-only, labor-only, both-money-and-labor, and neither-money-nor-labor. Then, we investigate and analyze the residents' present contribution willingness in the community by questionnaire. Finally, by using MNL model, we examine the tendential and marginal influences of the willingness types chosen according to the residents' characteristics. The results show that: firstly, 79.8% of the community residents have the contribution willingness, and the willingness of labor contribution is higher than that of money contribution. Secondly, the key factors affecting community residents' preference to contribution willingness are age, monthly income, education level, joining environmental protection organizations and receiving environmental education. Thirdly, the contribution willingness can be significantly enhanced by improving education level and monthly income of the community residents, allowing them to join the relevant organizations as well as disseminate knowledge of environmental protection. We regard labor as distinct presentation of contribution value, and contribution willingness is no longer limited to money. It is suggested that administrators should attach importance to environmental popularization and the operation of environmental protection organizations for wetland communities, and to the role of labor forms in environmental protection contribution.

Key words: wetland, community, MNL Discrete Selection Model, contribution willingness