Coastal Capital: Economic Valuation of Belize’s Reefs and Mangroves 2018-05-04T13:59:08+00:00

Project Description

Coastal Capital: Economic Valuation of Belize’s Reefs and Mangroves

Team members © CZMAI

By:Lauretta Burke

Organisation: World Resources Institute

Location: Belize, Central America

Published: 12 October 2015

Photo: Coral Reef in Belize © Lauretta Burke, World Resources Institute

Summary: “Coastal Capital: Belize” addresses threats to Belize’s coastal ecosystems such as unchecked coastal and tourism development and overfishing – by assessing the contribution of reef- and mangrove-associated tourism, fisheries, and shoreline protection services to Belize’s economy. Our results were used to justify new fishing regulations, a successful damage claim against a ship that ran aground on the Belize Barrier Reef, and a ban on offshore oil drilling.

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