Assessment of the economic value of Muthurajawela wetland

Assessment of the economic value of Muthurajawela wetland

Primary Country: Sri Lanka
Ecosystem: wetland
Sample Value Estimates:
  1. $60,000 / year: Value leisure and recreation at Muthurajawela wetland
  2. $8.07 million year: TEV of Muthurajawela wetland annually per hectare
  3. $2,700 / ha / year: TEV of Muthurajawela wetland per hectare
  4. $70,000 / year: Annual value of fisheries
  5. $220,000 / year: Annual value of support to downstream fisheries
  6. $5.4 million / year: Annual value of flood control at Muthurajawela wetland
  7. $8,800 / year: Annual value of firewood supplies of Muthurajawela wetland
  8. $42,000 / year: Value freshwater supplies from Muthurajawela wetland for local populations (a) annually (b) per hectare per year
  9. $8,700 / year: Annual value of coastal protection of Muthurajawela wetland
  10. Rs6,519 / ha / year: Annual value of habitat function of the Muthurajawela wetland
  11. 9872.88 LKR/ha/yr: Values shown were provided by partner databases. ESVD values are from a derived data set. This value point is for Plants / vegetable food
  12. $1.8 million / year: Annual value treatment of industrial wastewater domestic sewage at Muthurajawela wetland
  13. $48,000 / year: Annual value treatment of domestic sewage at Muthurajawela wetland Values shown were provided by partner databases. ESVD values are from a derived data set. This value point is for
  14. 158249.67 LKR/ha/yr:Flood prevention
  15. 54312.25 LKR/ha/yr: Water purification
  16. 2040.41 LKR/ha/yr: Fish
  17. 2594.52 LKR/ha/yr: Fuel wood and charcoal
  18. 1720.99 LKR/ha/yr: Recreation
  19. 1232.07LKR/ha/yr: Drinking water
  20. 254.23LKR/ha/yr: C-sequestration
Methodology: travel cost
Region: Asia / Indian Ocean
Data source: Consvalmap.org; ESVD

Publication information

Emerton, L. Kekulandala, L. “Assessment of the economic value of Muthurajawela wetland” Occasional Papers of the IUCN, Sri Lanka, Number 4: 1-28, 2003

Addtional Notes

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Economic Valuation Study

Tourism and Recreational Value

Mangroves, Wetlands or Coastal

Leisure and recreation provided by the Muthurajawela wetland accounts for $60,000 of a total yearly economic value of $8.07 million.

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