Economic Analysis of Mangrove Forests: A case study in Gazi Bay, Kenya

Economic Analysis of Mangrove Forests: A case study in Gazi Bay, Kenya

Primary Country: Kenya
Ecosystem: mangrove
Sample Value Estimates:
  1. $1092/ha/yr: TEV of mangrove forest in Gazi Bay
  2. $44/ha/yr: contribution of mangroves to fishery in Gazi
  3. $16.8/ha/yr: Total income from fuel wood collection
  4. $6.5/ha/yr: Income from eco-tourism attributable to mangroves
  5. $114,000/yr: funding and research value
  6. $91.6/ha/yr: value of shoreline protection
  7. $126/ha/yr: value of carbon sequestration
  8. $5/ha/yr: biodiversity value
Methodology: market price, damage costs avoided, benefit transfer

Publication information

UNEP “Economic Analysis of Mangrove Forests: A case study in Gazi Bay, Kenya” UNEP, 2011

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