Beyond carbon: Conceptualizing payments for ecosystem services in blue forests on carbon and other marine and coastal ecosystem services

Beyond carbon: Conceptualizing payments for ecosystem services in blue forests on carbon and other marine and coastal ecosystem services

Primary Country: multiple
Ecosystem: multiple
Sample Value Estimates:
(a) global coral reefs are estimated to provide US$29.8 billion, NPV in 2003, annually in total net benefits, Cesar et al 2003 (b) economic benefits for wetlands of Muthurajawela Marsh, Sri Lanka est. $10.82 mil per yr, Emerton & Kekulandala 2003 (c) in Belize, the shoreline protection value of coral reefs and mangroves, even in their current degraded state, amount to US$ 120-180 million and US$ 111-167 million, respectively, in avoided damages in 2007 dollars, Cooper et al 2009 (d) in Mexico, mangrove fringe and associated habitats in the Gulf of California are estimated to generate US $37,500 per hectare annually in fisheries production, Aburto-Oropeza et al., 2008.
Region: multiple

Publication information

Lau, W.W.Y. “Beyond carbon: Conceptualizing payments for ecosystem services in blue forests on carbon and other marine and coastal ecosystem services” Ocean & Coastal Management 83:5-14, 2013

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