Financial and socio-economic impacts of nature conservation on forestry in Slovakia
M. Kovalčík, Z. Sarvašová, M. Schwarz, M. Moravčík, M. Oravec, J. Lásková, J. Tutkahttps://doi.org/10.17221/14/2012-JFSCitation:Kovalčík M., Sarvašová Z., Schwarz M., Moravčík M., Oravec M., Lásková J., Tutka J. (2012): Financial and socio-economic impacts of nature conservation on forestry in Slovakia. J. For. Sci., 58: 425-435.
The article deals with financial and socio-economic impacts of nature conservation in forest and wood industries of Slovakia. The paper presents costs and losses of state budget, forest enterprises and wood-processing companies caused by restrictions related to Act No. 543/2002 on Nature and Landscape Protection. Total financial impacts were calculated at 26.98 mil. EUR and total socio-economic impacts based on revenues of the wood-processing industry at 167.81 mil. EUR, which means a loss of 2,268 jobs. These financial and socio-economic impacts were partially compensated, the sum of compensations reached 2.79 mil. EUR.Keywords:
nature conservation; financial and socio-economic impacts; NATURA 2000