Issues in applied coral reef biodiversity valuation: results for Montego Bay, Jamaica

Issues in applied coral reef biodiversity valuation: results for Montego Bay, Jamaica

Primary Country: Jamaica
Ecosystem: coral reef
Sample Value Estimates:
  1. $10million: every 1% change in coral reef abundance is likely to generate a marginal benefit of approximate $10 million,
  2. $19.6 mil.: NPV of biodiversity,
  3. $1.3 mil.: NPV of fisheries,
  4. $65 million: NPV for coastal protection,
  5. $400 million: NPV for Montego Bay reefs,
  6. $315million: NPV tourism and recreation, Following values shown were provided by ESVD; values are from a derived data set. This value point is for
  7. 16419/ha/yr: Genetic resources [unspecified],
  8. 955419/ha/yr: TEV,
  9. 737784/ha/yr: tourism,
  10. 3068/ha/yr: fish,
  11. 152241/ha/yr: erosion prevention,
  12. 45907/ha/yr: biodiversity protection,
Region: Americas
Data source: Primary, ESVD, Consvalmap.org

Publication information

Ruitenbeek, J. Cartier, C. “Issues in applied coral reef biodiversity valuation: results for Montego Bay, Jamaica” World Bank, 1999

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