Recreation value of coral reef ecosystems (Sri Lanka)can help you understand the value of


$1060 per hectare per year

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This is the estimated value of the ecosystem service: Recreation, subservice: Tourism. This valuation is specific to Sri Lanka.
This valuation was extracted from The TEEB Valuation Database – a searchable database of 1310 estimates of monetary values of ecosystem services. Foundation for Sustainable Development, Wageningen, the Netherlands. Available at:
This valuation was calculated for Sri Lanka. This valuation was calculated using the Direct market pricing method.
Berg, H., M.C. Ohman, S. Troeng and O. Linden (1998) Environmental economics of coral reef destruction in Sri Lanka. Ambio 27(8): 627-634.

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