Valuing marine and coastal ecosystem service benefits: Case study of St Vincent and the Grenadines’ proposed marine protected areas

Valuing marine and coastal ecosystem service benefits: Case study of St Vincent and the Grenadines’ proposed marine protected areas

Primary Country: St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Ecosystem: marine park
Sample Value Estimates:
(a) The aggregate local value of ecosystem services that would be delivered through improvements is estimated to range between US$0.63 m and US$1.75 m at the St. Vincent South Coast and between US $0.05 m and US$0.94 m at the Tobago Cays (b) The locals’ values to protect against a deterioration in ecosystem services ranges between & US$0.66 m and &US$1.82 m at the South Coast and between & US$0.07 m and & US$1.33 m at the Tobago Cays (c) The equivalent tourists’ values for improvements is estimated between US$3.63 m and US$5.59 m per year at the South Coast, and between US$1.80 m to US$3.05 m at the Tobago Cays (d) The benefits from preventing a deterioration in services is found to range between &US$4.63 m and &US$7.15 m at the South Coast and between &US$2.08 m and &US$3.53 m at the Tobago Cays.
Methodology: Willingness To Pay
Region: Americas and Europe

Publication information

Christie, M. K. RemoundouE. SiwickaW. Wainwright “Valuing marine and coastal ecosystem service benefits: Case study of St Vincent and the Grenadines’ proposed marine protected areas” Ecosystem Services 11: 115-127, 2015

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