Economics, Trade and Incentive Measures

ID 27800
Main Information
Title Economic Valuation of Mangroves
Description The study descroibes the valuation of a mangrove forest in the south of Thailand. The mangroves provide a variety of goods and services to local villagers, including fish, wood and honey. They also serve as a breeding ground for fish that sustain an offshore fishing industry. These values were contrastedusing the change-in-productivity technique as well as replacement costs, with the alternative conversion to intensive aquaculturem, shrimp farms.
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Additional Information
Source The study was conducted by the Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia (EEPSEA).
Countries Thailand
Ecosystems Marine and Coastal Biodiversity
Forest Biodiversity
Incentive Measures Economic Valuation
Keywords Change in productivity
Cost-based valuation
Forest management
Forest resources
Environmental economic issues