Annual value of Belize reefs runs into many millions
Posted: 18 Nov 2008

Three key services provided by coral reefs and mangroves in Belize are worth an estimated US$395 million to US$559 million per year, according to a report released in this Carribean nation this week.

The report, Coastal Capital: Belize, jointly issued by the World Resources Institute and the US-based World Wildlife Fund, estimates the annual economic value of coral reef and mangrove-associated tourism, in Belize, at between US$150 million and US$196 million, accounting for between 12 and 15 per cent of the country's GDP. Benefits from reef and mangrove-dependent fisheries contribute a further US$14 million to US$16 million to the economy. [url=Annual value of Belize reefs runs into many millions Posted: 18 Nov 2008 Three key services provided by coral reefs and mangroves in Belize are worth an estimated US$395 million to US$559 million per year, according to a report released in this Carribean nation this week. The report, Coastal Capital: Belize, jointly issued by the World Resources Institute and the US-based World Wildlife Fund, estimates the annual economic value of coral reef and mangrove-associated tourism, in Belize, at between US$150 million and US$196 million, accounting for between 12 and 15 per cent of the country's GDP. Benefits from reef and mangrove-dependent fisheries contribute a further US$14 million to US$16 million to the economy. [url=http://www.peopleandplanet.net/doc.php?id=3430]article continues here[/url]


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