Economic Impacts of Wildlife Watching in Mississippi and Alabama

Sector Definition

The USFWS (2013) defines wildlife watching “as observing, photo­graphing, and feeding fish or wildlife.

The number of wildlife watching participants in Mississippi and Alabama are shown below:

Source of raw data: FWS (2013).

Number of wildlife watching trips

Source of raw data: FWS (2013).

Total expenditures on wildlife watching

Source of raw data: FWS (2013).

The total economic impact is the sum of direct, indirect and induced impacts.

  1. Indirect impacts result from changes in economic activity of other industrial sectors which supply goods or services to the sector being evaluated.
  2. Induced impacts are the result of personal consumption expenditures by industry employees.