Ecosystem valuation and the conservation of wild lands in vigorous economic regions: A case study in Jiuduansha Wetland, Shanghai

Ecosystem valuation and the conservation of wild lands in vigorous economic regions: A case study in Jiuduansha Wetland, Shanghai

Primary Country: China
Ecosystem: wetland
Sample Value Estimates:
  1. RMB Yuan 79.84 / ha / year: Value of food provided per hectare of the Jiuduansha wetlands in Shanghai
  2. RMB Yuan 92.81 / ha / year: Value of gas regulation service provided per hectare of the Jiuduansha wetlands in Shanghai
  3. RMB Yuan 4,559.73 / ha / year : Cultural and spiritual value per hectare of the Jiuduansha wetlands in Shanghai
  4. RMB Yuan 609.23 / ha / year : Value of waste regulation service provided per hectare of the Jiuduansha wetlands in Shanghai
  5. RMB Yuan 126.13 / ha / year : Value of raw materials provided per hectare of the Jiuduansha wetlands in Shanghai
  6. RMB Yuan 356.97 / ha / year : Recreational value per hectare of the Jiuduansha wetlands in Shanghai
Methodology: market price
Region: Asia
Data source: GecoServ

Publication information

Su, T. Zhang, E. D. “Ecosystem valuation and the conservation of wild lands in vigorous economic regions: A case study in Jiuduansha Wetland, Shanghai” Chinese Science Bulletin, 2007

Addtional Notes

The net present TEVs of three land use scenarios over one hundred years were evaluated. The results proved that simply based on ecosystem valuation, when compared with the other two scenarios of conservation and selective use, partial conversion into terrene (dry land) of Jiuduansha might be the optimal scenario for the well-being of the people in Shanghai.

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