Economic Valuation of Coral Reefs and Adjacent Habitats in American Samoa

Economic Valuation of Coral Reefs and Adjacent Habitats in American Samoa

Primary Country: American Samoa
Ecosystems: coral reef / mangrove
Sample Value Estimates:
Coral reefs in Samoa:
  1. $73,000 / year: Annual recreational value,
  2. $447,000 / year: Annual coastal protection value,
  3. $5.1 million / year: TEV of coral reefs; Mangroves in Samoa:
  4. $46,000 / year: Annual coastal protection value,
  5. $135,000 / year: Annual coastal protection value,
  6. $750,000 / year: TEV of mangroves in American Samoa
Region: Pacific
Data source: Consvalmap.org

Publication information

Spurgeon, James Roxburgh, TobyO’ Gorman, Stefanie Lindley, Robert Ramsey, Doug Polunin, Nick “Economic Valuation of Coral Reefs and Adjacent Habitats in American Samoa” Department of Commerce, Government of American Samoa, 2004

Addtional Notes

Tourism and Recreational Value

In 2004, the annual values of recreational uses of coral reefs in American Samoa was estimated as $73,000 per year.

http://coralreef.gov/meeting18/ascoralvaluation_samoa_2007.pdf

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