ECONOMIC VALUATION OF USE OF CORAL REEFS IN THE BAYS OF HUATULCO, OAXACA, MEXICO

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  • Edgar Robles-Zavala Instituto de Recursos Universidad del Mar Ciudad Universitaria s/n, CP. 70902, Puerto Ángel, Oaxaca, México. School of Marine and Environmental Affairs, University of Washington. 3707 Brooklyn Ave. NE. Seattle, WA 98105 USA.
  • Diana de Yta-Castillo Instituto de Turismo, Universidad del Mar Ciudad Universitaria s/n Santa María Huatulco, C.P. 70989, Oaxaca, México.
  • Blanca Edith Escamilla-Perez

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.19136/era.a3n7.962

Palabras clave:

Coral reefs, Mexico, Oaxaca, Contingent valuation, Economic valuation

Resumen

The aim of this study was to determine the recreational use value of three coral reefs in the Bays of Huatulco (Bahías de Huatulco), Oaxaca, Mexico. In total, 263 domestic tourists were interviewed, and their socioeconomic pro????le and perception of the coral reef they visited were determined. Using the contingent valuation method, a willingness to pay $ 48.4 for conservation activities was determined, as well as a net annual benefit from the reef of $18 243 629.40. The results of the study show the high economic potential of the reef ecosystems in Huatulco, which should guide public policy strategies for the conservation and sustainable management of the resource. 

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2015-11-20

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Robles-Zavala, E., de Yta-Castillo, D., & Escamilla-Perez, B. E. (2015). ECONOMIC VALUATION OF USE OF CORAL REEFS IN THE BAYS OF HUATULCO, OAXACA, MEXICO. Ecosistemas Y Recursos Agropecuarios, 3(7), 135-142. https://doi.org/10.19136/era.a3n7.962

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