Scuba diver behaviour and the management of diving impacts on coral reefs

Scuba diver behaviour and the management of diving impacts on coral reefs

Primary Country: St Lucia
Ecosystem: coral reef
Sample Value Estimates:
  1. $20 / diver / year : Mean WTP per diver per year in St Lucia
  2. $6 / diver / day: mean WTP per diver per day
  3. $2 / person / day: mean WTP per snorkeller per day
  4. $16,000 / year: estimated potential annual economic revenues from annual diver fees of $20
  5. $26,000 / year: estimated potential annual economic revenues from daily diver fees of $6
  6. $42,000 / year: estimated potential annual economic revenues from daily snorkeller fees of $2
Methodology: contingent valuation
Region: Americas / Caribbean
Data source: *MESP Primary

Publication information

Barker, N., Roberts, C. “Scuba diver behaviour and the management of diving impacts on coral reefs” Biological Conservation, 120(4), 481-489., 2004

Addtional Notes

At least 75% would pay these suggested fees

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