reference : Economic valuation of the coral reefs of Hawai‘i

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Abstract Hawai'i's coral reef ecosystems provide many goods and services to coastal populations, such as fisheries and tourism. They also form a unique natural ecosystem, with an important biodiversity value as well as scientific and educational value. Also, coral reefs form a natural protection against wave erosion. Without even attempting to measure their intrinsic value, this paper shows that coral reefs, if properly managed, contribute enormously to the welfare of Hawai'i through a variety of quantifiable benefits. Net benefits are estimated at $360 million a year for Hawai'i's economy, and the overall asset value of the state of Hawai'i's 1660 km2 (410,000 acres) of potential reef area in the main Hawaiian Islands is estimated at nearly $10 billion.
Accession Number 542
Author Cesar, H.S.J. van Beukering, P.J.H.
DOI 10.1353/psc.2004.0014
ISSN 00030-8870
Issue 2
Journal Pacific Science
Notes University of Hawaii Press
Pages 231-242
Short Title Economic valuation of the coral reefs of Hawai'i
Title Economic valuation of the coral reefs of Hawai‘i
Volume 58
Year 2004
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