The Valuation of Marine Ecosystem Goods and Services in the Wider Caribbean Region

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The Valuation of Marine Ecosystem Goods and Services in the Wider Caribbean Region

Year of publication: 2012
Author: Schuhmann, P. / UWI-CERMES
Pages: #64 p.

Abstract: This report provides a summary of economic analyses of marine ecosystem services in the Wider Caribbean Region for the three major marine ecosystem types being addressed by the Caribbean Large Marine Ecosystem (CLME) Project: reef, pelagic and continental shelf. Particular attention is given to empirical valuation studies. An overview of existing valuation methodologies is provided, along with recommendations for applications in the in the CLME Project area.