Economic Values of Coral Reefs, Mangroves, and Seagrasses – A Global Compilation


Release Year 2008

Tropical marine and coral reef ecosystems are vulnerable environmental resources that provide significant economic goods and services. The health of these ecosystems is critical to human well-being; they contribute to the livelihoods, food security and health of millions of people. By accounting for marine ecosystem values in management decisions, we can sustain their flow of goods and services in the interest of current and future generations. Suggested citation: Conservation International. 2008. Economic Values of Coral Reefs, Mangroves, and Seagrasses: A Global Compilation. Center for Applied Biodiversity Science, Conservation International, Arlington, VA, USA.