Perceptions of environmental damage improves over time, despite lack of real change

15 abril 2015

Human perception of the beetle kill problem in the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska has improved over time, despite little improvement in the environmental conditions, researchers have found. The study drew on household survey data collected in two phases across a 4-year time period. In the first phase, more than 1,000 people living in six communities located throughout the Kenai Peninsula completed a mail survey that asked participants about their perceptions of the beetle kill in the area and how they felt about its economic and social effects on the community and themselves individually.