Valeur économique totale des récifs coralliens, mangroves et herbiers de la future aire marine régionale du Prêcheur (Martinique) et implications pour la gestion = Total economic value of coral reefs, mangroves and seagrass beds of the future regional marine area of the Preacher (Martinique) and implications for the management
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The creation of a marine reserve in the noth-western part of Martinique, located in the area of Prêcheur, has led to an economic valuation of marine and coastal ecosystems. The total economic value (TEV) has been estimated to about 58 million Euros annually, almost 12 million Euros by km². This value stands for the sum of values associated to: i) direct uses (fishing, diving, beach leisure, etc.) for almost 3 million Euros; ii) indirect uses originating from ecological services (water treatment and nutrient cycling, biomass productivity, carbon sequestration) for 200,000 Euros; and iii) non-uses associated to the existence and bequest to next generation of the natural capital without any consideration of use for about 55 million Euros. The creation of the marine reserve should lead to an increase of this value through an enhancement of ecological services of ecosystems and the non-extractive uses such as tourism and marine leisure.
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2013|
- FAILLER_2013_cright_EC_Valeur économique totale des récifs coralliens_Total economic value of coral reefs
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