Personally, I think that this study will prove to be extremely beneficial. Once the government sees that protected areas can generate so much money from direct tourism, they will definitely start funding them more; which is great. I am sure the government will also try to take even more advantage of the willingness to pay in certain areas by charging for select area entry. Although protecting large-scale environmentally fragile areas would be the ideal, the protection of smaller areas is also important. Metropolitan parks are also important because they help lessen the carbon footprint of the city surrounding them, generate clean air, and provide homes for wildlife, among other benefits. The study mentioned that wealthy North Americans and Europeans account for about four-fifths of protected area visits, and that the highest recorded visit rate was in San Francisco, CA and the lowest was in Africa. I would conclude that if Africa had more stable governments that tourism might be more frequent.