Economic Valuation of a Mangrove Ecosystem Threatened by Shrimp Aquaculture in Sri Lanka

@article{Gunawardena2005EconomicVO,
  title={Economic Valuation of a Mangrove Ecosystem Threatened by Shrimp Aquaculture in Sri Lanka},
  author={Maya Gunawardena and J. S. Rowan},
  journal={Environmental Management},
  year={2005},
  volume={36},
  pages={535-550}
}
  • Maya Gunawardena, J. S. Rowan
  • Published 2005
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Environmental Management
  • Mangrove ecosystems in Sri Lanka are increasingly under threat from development projects, especially aquaculture. An economic assessment is presented for a relatively large (42 ha) shrimp culture development proposed for the Rekawa Lagoon system in the south of Sri Lanka, which involved an extended cost–benefit analysis of the proposal and an estimate of the “total economic value” (TEV) of a mangrove ecosystem. The analysis revealed that the internal benefits of developing the shrimp farm are… CONTINUE READING
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