The Economic Valuation of the Natural Resources of Andros

The Economic Valuation of the Natural Resources of Andros

Primary Country: Bahamas
Ecosystem: beach
Sample Value Estimates:
Annual value of ecosystem services, on Andros, generated
  1. $93,682/ km2/yr: by beaches,
  2. $62,115/km2/yr: coral reefs,
  3. $37,802/km2/yr: estuaries,
  4. $30,747/km2/yr: mangroves,
  5. $141.9 million/yr: Direct economic activity related to natural resources in 2009,
  6. $260 million / year: Value of ecosystem services provided by the habitats on the island of Andros, Bahamas,
  7. $290 / km2 / year: Annual value of ecosystem services generated by seagrass,
  8. $29,439/km2/ yr: Annual value of ecosystem services generated by wetlands; Direct economic impact of
  9. $3.18 million/yr: sponging
  10. $8.35 mil/yr: palm, shell and wood crafts on the island of Andros, Bahamas in 2009; Direct economic impact of
  11. $47.3 mil/yr: fishing
  12. $19.7 mil./ yr: crabbing on the island of Andros, Bahamas in 2009,
  13. $46.4mil/yr : Direct economic impact of ecotourism (diving, guided fishing, research e
  14. on the island of Andros, Bahamas in 2009
Methodology: benefits transfer
Region: Americas
Data source: Primary

Publication information

Hargreaves-Allen, V. “The Economic Valuation of the Natural Resources of Andros” Conservation Strategy Fund, 2010

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