Economic Valuation of an Integrated Terrestrial and Marine Protected Area: Jamaica's Portland Bight

Economic Valuation of an Integrated Terrestrial and Marine Protected Area: Jamaica's Portland Bight

Primary Country: Jamaica
Ecosystem: multiple
Sample Value Estimates:
NPV at Portland Bight Protected Area over 25 years for coral reefs and mangroves of
  1. $18 million: biodiversity,
  2. $4 million: carbon fixation,
  3. $19 million: fisheries ,
  4. $366,000; coastal protection,
  5. $11 million: tourism,
  6. $40.8 - 52.6 million: incremental benefits
Region: Americas
Data source: Consvalmap.org

Publication information

Cesar, H. Éhman, M.Espeut, P.Honkanen, M. “Economic Valuation of an Integrated Terrestrial and Marine Protected Area: Jamaica's Portland Bight” In H. Cesar (Ed.) Collected Essays on the Economics of Coral Reefs. Kalmar, Sweden: CORDIO, Kalmar University., 2000

Addtional Notes

17.817

-77.067

Economic Valuation Study

Option or Existence Value

Multiple Ecosystems

Biodiversity accounts for $18 million of the total $40.8- $52.6 million in net present value of Jamaica's Portland Bight Protected Area (PBPA) over 25 years.

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