Coastal Capital: Belize. The Economic Contribution of Belize's Coral Reefs and Mangroves

Coastal Capital: Belize. The Economic Contribution of Belize's Coral Reefs and Mangroves

Primary Country: Belize
Ecosystem: mangrove
Sample Value Estimates:
FOR CORAL:
  1. $111-167 million / year: Value of avoided damages through shoreline protection services provided by coral reefs in Belize in 2007,
  2. $60-78 million / year: Contribution to the economy from mangrove related tourism in Belize in 2007;
  3. $13-14 million / year: Contribution to the economy from coral reef related fisheries in Belize in 2007, Values shown were provided by partner databases. ESVD values are from a derived data set. This value point is for
  4. 992.85USD/ha/yr: Storm protection,
  5. 492.85 USD/ha/yr: Tourism,
  6. FOR MANGROVES: $3-4 million / year: Contribution to the economy from mangrove fisheries in Belize in 2007,
  7. 1110.71 USD/ha/yr: ESVD - tourism,
  8. 25 USD/ha/yr: ESVD- fish,
  9. $395 - 559 million: Contribution to the economy from coral reef and mangrove related fisheries, tourism and shoreline protection in Belize in 2007
Methodology: market price, cost of avoided damage
Region: Americas
Data source: WRI

Publication information

Cooper, E. Burke, L.Bood, N. “Coastal Capital: Belize. The Economic Contribution of Belize's Coral Reefs and Mangroves” Washington, DC: World Resources Institute., 2009

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