Economic Valuation and Socioeconomics of Coral Reefs: Methodological Issues and Three Case Studies

@inproceedings{Cesar2004EconomicVA,
  title={Economic Valuation and Socioeconomics of Coral Reefs: Methodological Issues and Three Case Studies},
  author={Herman S. J. Cesar and Chiew Kieok Chong},
  year={2004}
}
In most tropical countries, coral reef ecosystems provide coastal populations with a number of goods and services. However, a variety of anthropogenic practices threatens reef health and therefore jeopardizes the benefits flowing from these goods and services. These threats range from local pollution, sedimentation, destructive fishing practices and coral mining, to global issues such as coral bleaching. By “getting some of the numbers on the table”, economic valuation can help shed light on… CONTINUE READING

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