Reefs at risk in the Caribbean

Reefs at risk in the Caribbean

Primary Country: Caribbean
Ecosystem: coral reef
Sample Value Estimates:
  1. $700 million - $2.2 billion / year: Annual coastal protection value of Caribbean coral reefs in 2000
  2. $312 million / year: Annual net economic impact of Caribbean coral reef-associated fisheries in 2000
  3. $2.1 billion / year: Annual net economic impact of dive tourism on Caribbean coral reefs in 2000
  4. $140-420 million / year: Potential yearly loss of annual net economic impact of dive tourism on Caribbean coral reefs due to reef degradation
  5. $100-300 million / year: Potential yearly loss of annual net economic impact of dive tourism on Caribbean coral reefs due to reef degradation ESVD values are from a derived data set. This value point is for:
  6. $808 USD/ha/yr: Tourism
  7. $119 USD/ha/yr: Fish
  8. $565.5 USD/ha/yr:Flood prevention
  9. 1481 USD/ha/yr: TEV
Region: Americas / Caribbean
Data source: Consvalmap.org; ESVD

Publication information

Burke, L. Maidens, J. “Reefs at risk in the Caribbean” World Resources Institute, Washington, D.C., 2004

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