An assessment of the non-market value of the ecosystem services provided by the Catalan coastal zone

An assessment of the non-market value of the ecosystem services provided by the Catalan coastal zone

Primary Country: Spain
Ecosystems: beach / seagrass / wetland
Sample Value Estimates:
In the Catalan coastal zone, Spain: Annual value of saltwater wetlands, for
  1. 766/ha/yr: disturbance regulation,
  2. $13,376/ha/yr: water regulation,
  3. $445/ha/yr: cultural and spiritual value; For wetlands:
  4. $64//ha/yr: aesthetics and recreation
  5. 497/ha/yr: habitat function,
  6. $331/ha/yr: gas and climate regulation,
  7. $279/ha/yr: habitat function; For freshwater wetlands:
  8. $7378/ha/yr: water regulation,
  9. $3,815/ha/yr: water supply,
  10. $2,071/ha/yr: waste regulation,
  11. $9,037/ha/yr: disturbance regulation,
  12. $3,474/ha/yr: cultural and spiritual value; For beach dunes:
  13. $36,687-$67,400/ha/yr: disturbance regulation,
  14. $36,68: aesthetic and recreational value,
  15. $59/ha/yr: cultural and spiritual; For seagrass:
  16. $24,228/ha/yr: food
Methodology: benefits transfer
Region: Europe / Mediterranean
Data source: GecoServ

Publication information

Brenner, J. Jimenez, J.Sarda, R.Garola, A. “An assessment of the non-market value of the ecosystem services provided by the Catalan coastal zone” Ocean & Coastal Management, 53, 27-38. , 2010

Addtional Notes

These values were obtained from the GecoServ database.

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