Valuing mangrove benefits: contribution of mangrove forests to local livelihoods in Bhitarkanika Conservation Area, East Coast of India

Valuing mangrove benefits: contribution of mangrove forests to local livelihoods in Bhitarkanika Conservation Area, East Coast of India

Primary Country: India
Ecosystem: mangrove
Sample Value Estimates:
  1. $107 / household / year: Market price of the Bhitarkanika Conservation Area mangrove forestry and fishery products per household per annum
Region: Asia
Data source: MESP Primary

Publication information

Hussain, S. Badola, R. “Valuing mangrove benefits: contribution of mangrove forests to local livelihoods in Bhitarkanika Conservation Area, East Coast of India” Wetlands Ecology and Management, 2008

Addtional Notes

In offshore fishery the number of species caught as well as income from the catch was higher in areas with mangroves (US$ 44.61per hectare) than in those without mangroves (US$ 2.62 per hectare)

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