Wetland ecosystem service values and shrimp aquaculture relationships in Can Gio, Vietnam

Wetland ecosystem service values and shrimp aquaculture relationships in Can Gio, Vietnam

Primary Country: Vietnam
Ecosystem: mangrove
Sample Value Estimates:
Selection outcomes exhibited strong values for ecosystem services maintained at the hypothetical natural state: (a) core area pre-intervention 45% (b) post-intervention 55% (c) buffer zone pre-intervention 65% (d) post-intervention 73%. Few respondents selected the hypothetical intensive aquaculture development scenario: (e) core area pre-intervention 18% (f) post-intervention 9% (g) buffer zone pre-intervention 12% (h) post-intervention 5%, and instead, most respondents avoided the costs and benefits of intensive aquaculture development in preference for maintaining natural ecosystem services.
Methodology: stated preference method
Region: Asia / South East Asia
Data source: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2014.06.012

Publication information

McDonough, S. W. GallardoH. BergN.V. TraiN.Q. Yen “Wetland ecosystem service values and shrimp aquaculture relationships in Can Gio, Vietnam ” Ecological Indicators, 2014

Addtional Notes

"Group deliberations drew out a higher sense of altruism and responsiveness to intrinsic wetland values that superseded the potential economic gains of aquaculture developments, whereby certain ecosystem services were deemed economically unassociable and irreplaceable for both study groups. The qualitative results expose the difficulties in monetarily measuring ecosystem services, highlighting the need to incorporate approaches that integrate the intrinsic values attached to ecosystem services."

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