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Economic Valuation Methodologies and Training Materials

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  • Ahmed, M et al. 2004. “Economic Valuation and Policy Priorities for Sustainable management of coral reefs.” WorldFish Centre Conference Proceedings 70.
  • Barbier, E., M. Acreman, and D. Knowler. 1997. “Economic Valuation of Wetlands: a Guide for Policy Makers and Planners.” Gland, Switzerland: Ramsar Convention Bureau.
  • Bann, C. 1998. “The Economic Valuation of Mangroves: A Manual for Researchers.” Ottawa, Canada: EEPSEA Special Paper, International Development Research Centre
  • Bateman, I.J., et al. 2002. “Economic Valuation with Stated Preference Techniques: A Manual.” Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Briones, N.D. 2002. “Economic Valuation and Assessment of Aquatic Resources.” University of the Philippines Open University.
  • Champ, P.A., K.J. Boyle and T.C. Brown (eds.), I. J. Bateman (series ed.). 2003. “The Economics of Non-Market Goods and Resources: A Primer on Nonmarket Valuation.” Boston, MA: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
  • Chan, K.M.A., M.R. Shaw, D.R. Cameron, E.C. Underwood, and G.C. Daily. 2006. “Conservation planning for ecosystem services.” PLoS Biol 4(11): e379. Online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.0040379.
  • McKenney, B. 2007. “Assessing Opportunities for Ecosystem Service-based Conservation Strategies.” The Nature Conservancy (internal document).
    IUCN. 1998. “Economic Values of Protected Areas: Guidelines for Protected Area Managers.” Switzerland: IUCN.
  • James, R. 1991. “Wetland valuation: guidelines and techniques.” Bogor, Indonesia: Asian Wetland Bureau.
  • McPherson, M. 2006. “Baselines for The Nature Conservancy Meso-American Reef Program Platform Site Socioeconomic Modeling, Part 1: Report on key socioeconomic impact response indicator datasets, key trends, data gaps and local socioeconomic monitoring strategies.” The Nature Conservancy (draft).
  • McPherson M., and M. Gorrez. 2006. “Meso-American Reef Program Socio-Economic Dynamic Modeling: Training Module.” The Nature Conservancy (draft).
  • The Nature Conservancy Meso-American Reef programs – http://www.tncmar.net/english/how_do_we_work.htm – includes methods for Rapid Reef Assessments
  • The Nature Conservancy. Nature’s Investment Bank: How Marine Protected Areas Contribute to Poverty Reduction – http://www.nature.org/initiatives/protectedareas/howwework/art23185.html – The Nature Conservancy has worked with leading academics on a study that conclusively proves that marine protected areas (MPAs) can help alleviate poverty.
  • van Beukering, P., L. Brander, E. Tompkins, and E. McKenzie. 2007. “Valuing the Environment in Small Islands – An Environmental Economics Toolkit.” United Kingdom: Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC). Online at: http://www.jncc.gov.uk/page-4065.
  • Whitehead, J.C. 2000. “A Practitioner’s primer on Contingent Valuation.” East Carolina University. Online at: http://www.ecu.edu/econ/wp/00/ecu0008.pdf.
  • World Resources Institute. 2007. “Economic Valuation of Coral Reefs: Methodology v2.1.” Online at: http://pdf.wri.org/coral_reefs_methodology-10-2007.pdf.

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