Economic Valuations of Coral Reefs in the Caribbean

Economic Valuations of Coral Reefs in the Caribbean

Primary Country: Caribbean
Ecosystem: coral reef
Sample Value Estimates: a)$300 million net annual revenues (NAR) from coral reef-associated fisheries in 2000 b) $140 million maximum estimated NAR loss/year from coral reef-associatd fisheries by 2015 c) $2 billion NAR from dive tourism in 2000. d) $300 million maximum estimated NAR loss/year from dive tourism by 2015 e) $2.2 billion maximum estimated value of service provided by coral reefs in protecting shoreline f) $420 million maximum estimated loss/year from reef degradation by 2050
Methodology: use (direct, indirect, option) and non-use values (existence)
Region: Americas and Europe
Data source: WRI

Publication information

Burke, L. “Economic Valuations of Coral Reefs in the Caribbean” World Resources Institute, ICRI-Monaco powerpoint: 57 pp., 2010

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