Valuing ecosystem functions: an empirical study on the storm protection function of Bhitarkanika mangrove ecosystem, India

  title={Valuing ecosystem functions: an empirical study on the storm protection function of Bhitarkanika mangrove ecosystem, India},
  author={Ruchi Badola and Syed Ainul Hussain},
  journal={Environmental Conservation},
  pages={85 - 92}
The ecosystem services provided by mangroves are often ignored in the ongoing process of mangrove conversion. Services provided by the Bhitarkanika mangrove ecosystem in India and estimated cyclone damage avoided in three selected villages, taking the cyclone of 1999 as a reference point, were valued by assessing the socio-economic status of the villages, the cyclone damage to houses, livestock, fisheries, trees and other assets owned by the people, and the level and duration of flooding… 

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