Coastal Capital: Dominican Republic: Case studies on the economic value of coastal ecosystems in the Dominican Republic

Coastal Capital: Dominican Republic: Case studies on the economic value of coastal ecosystems in the Dominican Republic

Primary Country: Dominican Republic
Ecosystem: shores
Sample Value Estimates:
  1. $1.2 million/year: Combined direct and indirect economic impacts from coral reef associated tourism associated with a biosphere reserve,
  2. $9-11 million/year: Mean annual economic revenues obtained from coral reef- and mangrove-dependent fisheries in the Dominican Republic between 1982-2006,
  3. $52-100 million / 10 years: Total economic loss from all-inclusive resorts from beach erosion over ten years,
  4. $50: Revenue maximizing fee per two-dive trip per local tourist based on WTP study,
  5. $60: Revenue maximizing fee per two-dive trip per international visitor based on WTP study,
  6. $52-$100 million: Current rates of beach erosion would result in revenue losses to the resorts of $52–$100 million 1 over the next 10 years,
  7. $53/person: Revenue maximizing fee per two-dive trip for local visitors
  8. $59/person: per two-dive trip for international visitors
  9. $9-11 million / year: $9-11 million / year: Mean annual economic revenues obtained from coral reef- and mangrove-dependent fisheries in the Dominican Republic between 1982-2006
Methodology: market price, hedonic pricing, contingent valuation
Region: Americas / Caribbean
Data source: WRI

Publication information

Wielgus, J. Cooper, E.Torres, R.Burke, L. “Coastal Capital: Dominican Republic: Case studies on the economic value of coastal ecosystems in the Dominican Republic” World Resources Institute (WRI) , 2010

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