Marine economics and policy related to ecosystem services: Lessons from the world's regional seas

Marine economics and policy related to ecosystem services: Lessons from the world's regional seas

Primary Country: Multiple
Ecosystem: multiple
Sample Value Estimates:
(a) tourists' willingness to pay is estimated at an additional US$ 997,468 annually, over and above their vacation cost, to protect San Andres beaches [CastaƱo-Isaza et al. 2015] (b) Coral reefs, sea grass and mangroves for thie island of Martinique produce services estimated at US$281.50 million per year [Failler et al. 2015] (c) the value of a single beach visit to the Gold Coast beaches in Australia is estimated to be $19.47 per person [Zhang et al. 2015] (d) a jellyfish bloom reduces the number of seaside visits in Israel by 3-10.5% corresponding to an annual monetary loss of US$2.03-6.98 million and the willingness to pay for a national public information system is an estimated US$16.64 [Ghermandi et al. 2015].
Region: multiple

Publication information

Nunes, P.A.L.D. J. Gowdy “Marine economics and policy related to ecosystem services: Lessons from the world's regional seas” Ecosystem Services 11: 1-4, 2015

Addtional Notes

 

The report was a summary of the papers in the Special Issue. The papers "offer a variety of perspectives on marine ecosystem values and their measurement. Value estimates include traditional economic measures such as travel cost and choice experiments, but also include estimates of the cultural and esthetic values of coastal ecosystems." 

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