Selecting cost-effective areas for restoration of ecosystem services

Selecting cost-effective areas for restoration of ecosystem services

Primary Country: Mexico
Ecosystem: mangrove
Sample Value Estimates: Assuming a cost for restoration of US$ 5077 ha−1 (Herrera-Silveira et al. 2012), the study calculated the cost of restoring degraded mangroves against the area necessary to achieve an ecosystem service target. Increasing the ecosystem service target from 10% to 20% of the area resulted in an almost 3-fold increase in the cost of restoration, whereas the increase from 20% to 30% of the area increased costs by <20% (Fig. 4).
Methodology: Marxan, a spatial prioritization tool
Region: Americas / Caribbean
Data source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25199996

Publication information

Adame, M.F. V. HermosoK. PerhansC. E. LovelockJ. A. Herrera-Silveira “Selecting cost-effective areas for restoration of ecosystem services” Conservation Biology 29 2: 493-502, 2014

Addtional Notes

The study found that selecting cost-effective areas for restoration of mangroves on the basis of C storage largely guaranteed the provision of 2 other services: coastal protection and water depuration.

 


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