Data set for estimating local communities’ willingness to accept compensation in Wadi Araba, South of Jordan

Published: 2 March 2021| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/5hyz26s3mb.1
Amani Al-Assaf,
Abeer Albalawneh,
Mohammad Majdalawi,
Lana Abunowar,
Rabab Kabariti,
Amgad Hijazen,
Safa Aljaafreh,
Wafa'a Abu hammour,
Nizar Haddad


This data set is used to estimate local communities’ willingness to accept compensation for sustainable ecosystem management in Wadi Araba, South of Jordan. More than 91% of the respondents were willing to accept compensation for three different conservation plans that reflect the resident’s priority. For the three priorities, the weighted average of the compensation levels was JOD 436, 339, 261 per household per year, respectively, and the aggregate values were about JOD (1,196,977.8, 930,601.2, and 719,411.8, respectively). The residents’ gender, age, and income were among the most important factors that affect the compensation level.



Ecological Economics, Economic Valuation of Ecosystem Services, Arid Region