Coral Bleaching in the Indian Ocean: Socio-Economic Assessment of Effects

Coral Bleaching in the Indian Ocean: Socio-Economic Assessment of Effects

Primary Country: multiple
Ecosystem: coral reef
Sample Value Estimates:
Costs of coral bleaching: (a) US$3.08-4.62 million financial cost or 'FC' in Zanzibar (b) US$1.88-2.82 million economic cost or 'EC' in Zanzibar (c) US$13.33-19.99 million FC in Mombasa (d) US$10.06-15.09 million EC in Mombasa (e) US$3 million FC in the Maldives (f) US$19 million EC in the Maldives (g) US$0,2 million FC in Sri Lanka (h) US$2,2 million EC in Sri Lanka.
Methodology: economic analysis based on contingent valuation, financial costs are based on expenditure data
Region: global

Publication information

Westmacott S. Cesar, H.S.J.Pet-Soede, L.Lindén, O. “Coral Bleaching in the Indian Ocean: Socio-Economic Assessment of Effects” In: H.S.J. Cesar (ed.). Collected Essays on the Economics of Coral Reefs. CORDIO, Kalmar University, Sweden. p. 94-106, 2000

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