The economic value of ecosystem services provided by the Baltic Sea and Skagerrak – Existing information and gaps of knowledge

The economic value of ecosystem services provided by the Baltic Sea and Skagerrak – Existing information and gaps of knowledge

Primary Country: Lithuania
Ecosystems: beach / multiple
Sample Value Estimates:
  1. EUR 10,000: contingent valuation results for wandering dunes per person per year
  2. EUR 5,800: contingent valuation results for sandy beaches per person per year
  3. 13,640,000: total estimated consumer surplus for the Curonian Spit using travel cost results
Methodology: contingent valuation, travel cost
Region: Europe

Publication information

Soderqvist, Tore Hasselstrom, Linus “The economic value of ecosystem services provided by the Baltic Sea and Skagerrak – Existing information and gaps of knowledge” The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, 2008

Addtional Notes

From:

Baltic coast study (Povilanskas et al., 1998)
The environmental focus of the study is the valuation of “nature” in the surveyed
coastal regions in Curonian Spit in Lithuania and Matsalu Bay in Estonia in order
to test whether economic valuation methods can assist in optimising coastal conservation
policy decisions in the Eastern Baltic Countries.

Prices are for 2007 Euro

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