The value of freshwater wetlands in the Zambezi basin
The aim of this paper is to apply a simple approach for valuing wetlands at a river basin scale. The approach used takes into account the common problem of limited data availability and allows a rapid assessment of wetland values. For each wetland an inventory of production and information functions is made. The wetland value derived from each function is estimated based on market prices. The approach has been applied to the wetlands of the Zambezi basin in Southern Africa, a typical example of a situation with limited availability of data. The results show that flood recession agriculture is the main contributor to the total economic value of wetlands in the Zambezi basin.
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- Biodiversidade das águas interiores e zonas húmidas
- Relatórios, Estudos, Avaliações de Biodiversidade, Linhas de Base
- Diversidade biológica e cultural
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