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Economic valuation of wetlands

Ramachandra, TV and Rajinikanth, R and Ranjini, VG (2005) Economic valuation of wetlands. In: Journal of Environmental Biology, 26 (2). pp. 439-447.

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Abstract

This paper with case studies discusses the valuation of ecosystems considering the direct, indirect and existence benefits. The economic valuation of wetlands helps to understand the constituent's functions and benefits and this exercise could act as a catalyst for wetland conservation. The services provided by these wetlands are innumerable and these values are often lost through inappropriate development and are used inefficiently due to lack of knowledge about the vital functions performed by them. Linkages between use values and ecosystem functions are highlighted to raise awareness among the users. The role of the stakeholders especially public and private sectors in managing the ecosystems in a sustainable manner has also been outlined in this paper while evolving the management strategies.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Academy of Environmental Biology.
Keywords: Wetlands;Economic Valuation;Conservation;Restoration
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Centre for Ecological Sciences
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2009 05:04
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2009 05:04
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/16950

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