Measuring the Recreational Value of Changes in Coral Reef Ecosystem Quality in Jamaica: The Application of Two Stated Preference Methods

Measuring the Recreational Value of Changes in Coral Reef Ecosystem Quality in Jamaica: The Application of Two Stated Preference Methods

Primary Country: Jamaica
Ecosystem: coral reef
Sample Value Estimates:
  1. US$3.4million/year: A $2 per person environmental tax (in addition to the existing $10 tourism t
  2. would cause a decline in visitors of 0.9% and generate revenues of $3.4M.,
  3. $97/person: The results show that respondents would experience a welfare loss of approximately $97 if coral reef ecosystem quality were to decline from current conditions.,
  4. $22/person: The welfare gain associated with an improvement from the status quo was estimated at $22 per person,
  5. $128 / person / trip: Consumer surplus of typical coastal vacation in Jamaica
Methodology: Contingent valuation
Region: Americas
Data source: MESP Primary

Publication information

Edwards, P. “Measuring the Recreational Value of Changes in Coral Reef Ecosystem Quality in Jamaica: The Application of Two Stated Preference Methods” University of Delaware, 2009

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