Coastal Capital: Jamaica Coral Reefs, Beach Erosion and Impacts to Tourism in Jamaica




This study focused on the three main beach tourist destinations in Jamaica—Negril, Montego Bay, and Ocho Rios—which are all impacted by coral reef degradation and associated beach erosion (Map ES-1). An average current beach erosion rate of 0.3 m/yr was used for each of these beaches. We applied a model developed by Sheppard et al. (2007) to each of the three sites, to estimate how the further loss of live reef structure and the subsequent erosion of the reef substrate over 10 years would lead to increased wave heights and thus increased beach erosion.


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- Inglês


- Nenhuma restrição


- Biodiversidade Marinha;
- Biodiversidade Costeira


- Relatórios, Estudos, Avaliações de Biodiversidade, Linhas de Base


- Economia, Comércio e Medidas de Incentivo;
- Uso Sustentável da Biodiversidade;
- Turismo e Biodiversidade


- Nenhuma / Não aplicável



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