Nature’s Value in the Térraba‐Sierpe National Wetlands: The Essential Economics of Ecosystem Services

The Térraba‐Sierpe National Wetlands (HNTS) is located in the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica. The annual values of the HNTS are $302,334,177 on the low estimation and $1,929,804,914 as the high estimation. Two discount rates were used in this report, 0% and 3%. With natural assets providing a suite of highly valuable ecosystem goods and services, the HNTS provides storm protection, natural drought mitigation, nutrient flows, biodiversity, mussel (piangua) habitat, aesthetic value, and many other public goods and services. Most of these highly valuable services are public services, which are nonexcludable, benefiting everyone.

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