Valuing recreational and conservation benefits of coral reefs: the case of Bolinao, Philippines

Valuing recreational and conservation benefits of coral reefs: the case of Bolinao, Philippines

Primary Country: Philippines
Ecosystem: coral reef
Sample Value Estimates:
Value of reefs along the Lingayen Gulf for recreation and conservation
  1. $223 / visitor /year: per visitor per year and
  2. $4.7 million / year: potential net annual return to ecnomy from visitors
  3. 4.21 USD/ha/yr: Values shown were provided by partner databases. ESVD values are from a derived data set. This value point is for Tourism.
  4. 600 USD/ha/yr: Values shown were provided by partner databases. ESVD values are from a derived data set. This value point is for Tourism
Methodology: 21,000 visitors estimated
Region: Asia
Data source: Consvalmap.org

Publication information

Ahmed, M. Umalia, G.Chong, C.Rull, M.Garcia, M. “Valuing recreational and conservation benefits of coral reefs: the case of Bolinao, Philippines” Ocean & Coastal Management, 50(2), 103-118., 2007

Addtional Notes

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Economic Valuation Study

Tourism and Recreational Value

Coral Reef

The value of coral reefs for recreation and conservation along the Lingayen Gulf was $223 per visitor per year, or a potential net annual return to the local economy of $4.7 million from the estimated 21,042 visitors to Bolinao in 2000.

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http://www.itmems.org/itmems3/NEW%2013%20SUSTAINABLE%20FINANCE/03%20T13%20CASE%20STUDIES/T13%20Valuing%20Recreational.pdf

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