Valuing wetlands: guidance for valuing the benefits derived from wetland ecosystem services.

Valuing wetlands: guidance for valuing the benefits derived from wetland ecosystem services.

Primary Country: Cambodia
Ecosystem: wetland
Sample Value Estimates:
  1. $3,200 / year: Approximate annual value of the Veun Sean wetland to households
  2. $425 / year: Approximate annual value of the Veun Sean wetland in fisheries per household
  3. $650 / year: Approximate annual value of the Veun Sean wetland in fisheries to poor households
  4. $170 / household / year: The annual value of the habitat function of the wetlands at the Ramsar site in Stoeng Treng Province, Cambodia to local households
  5. $85 / household / year: The annual value of recreation at Ramsar site in Stoeng Treng Province, Cambodia to local households
  6. $ 425 / household / year: The annual value of fisheries from the wetlands at the Ramsar site in Stoeng Treng Province, Cambodia to local households
  7. $255 / household / year: The annual value of raw materials from the wetlands at the Ramsar site in Stoeng Treng Province, Cambodia to local households
  8. $3,200 / household / year: Average value of the Stoeng Treng wetland to a household in Veun Sean
Methodology: rapid participatory assessment
Region: Asia
Data source: Consvalmap.org

Publication information

De Groot, R. Stuip, M.Finlayson, C.Davidson, N. “Valuing wetlands: guidance for valuing the benefits derived from wetland ecosystem services.” Ramsar Technical Report No. 3/CBD Technical Series No. 27. Ramsar Convention Secretariat, Gland, Switzerland & Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Montreal, Canada, 2006

Addtional Notes

The average value of the Veun Sean wetland to a household was ~US$3,200 per year, with $425 per household per year in fisheries value. Fisheries are worth ~$650 per year to poorer households from income earned from selling fish, mainly used to purchase the food staple, rice.

http://www.ramsar.org/lib/lib_rtr03.pdf

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