Ecosystem Service Valuations of Mangrove Ecosystems to Inform Decision Making and Future Valuation Exercises

Ecosystem Service Valuations of Mangrove Ecosystems to Inform Decision Making and Future Valuation Exercises

Primary Country: multiple
Ecosystem: mangrove
Sample Value Estimates:
(a) 17090.1 Int$ /ha*yr for 2007 mean economic value for fisheries as ecosystem service (ES) provided by mangroves (b) 14072.14 Int$ /ha*yr for 2007 mean economic value for ecotourism and recreation as ES provided by mangroves (c) 8459.12 Int$ /ha*yr for 2007 mean economic value for coastal protection as ES provided by mangroves
Methodology: Delphi technique
Region: global

Publication information

Mukherjee, N. W.J. SutherlandL. DicksJ. HugèN. KoedamF. Dahdouh-Guebas “Ecosystem Service Valuations of Mangrove Ecosystems to Inform Decision Making and Future Valuation Exercises” PLoS ONE 9(9): e107706. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0107706, 2014

Addtional Notes

 

There was a high level of consensus amongst the experts (as indicated by the stability of responses after only two rounds of the Delphi technique) even though they worked in a range of different field sites, biogeographical regions and socio-economic settings across the globe. Of the 16 ES categories identified by the expert panel, the role of mangroves in fisheries, coastal protection, protection from sedimentation and provisioning for wood and timber were identified to be the top three ES of mangrove ecosystems. 

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