Valuating Mangrove Ecosystems as Coastal Protection in Post-Tsunami South Asia

Valuating Mangrove Ecosystems as Coastal Protection in Post-Tsunami South Asia

Primary Country: Bangladesh
Ecosystem: mangrove
Sample Value Estimates:
  1. $511.7 million: Direct annual use value of mangroves in South Asian countries,
  2. US$ 21.44 billion: Coastal protection value of mangroves per year in South Asian countries,
  3. $65.4 million/yr: Coastal protection value due to mangroves throughout the country
  4. $32 million/yr: Coastal protection value due to mangroves throughout Sri Lanka
  5. $511.7 million: Direct annual use value of mangroves in South Asian countries
  6. US$ 21.44 billion: Coastal protection value of mangroves per year in South Asian countries
  7. $65.4 million/yr: Coastal protection value due to mangroves throughout Bangladesh
  8. $1.3 billion/yr: Coastal protection value due to mangroves throughout India
  9. $15.654 billion/yr: Coastal protection value due to mangroves throughout Indonesia
  10. $139 million/yr: Coastal protection value due to mangroves throughout Myanmar
  11. $620 million: Coastal protection value due to mangroves throughout Thailand
  12. $2.36 billion/yr: Coastal protection value due to mangroves throughout Malaysia
Region: Asia
Data source: MESP Primary

Publication information

Sanford, M. “Valuating Mangrove Ecosystems as Coastal Protection in Post-Tsunami South Asia” Natural Areas Journal, 2009

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