Table 5. Range of estimated economic values of shoreline protection servieces provided by healthy coral reefs in the Caribbean in 2000
|Table 5. Range of estimated economic values of shoreline protection services provided by healthy coral reefs in the Caribbean in 2000|
|Level of Shoreline Development||Definition of Development||Percent of Coastline||Value for Reef-Related Shoreline Protection Services (US$ per km of coastline)a||Total value of Reef-Related Shoreline Protection Services (US$ million)|
|Low||Fewer than 100 people within 5 km|| |
|Medium||Between 100 and 600 people or a dive center located within 5 km|| |
|High||More than 600 people within 5 km|| |
|Source: Estimates developed at WRI (2004). Technical notes on methods and data sources available online at http://reefsatrisk.org.|
a. Because only a few shoreline segments are likely to be at the high extreme of value, we developed our ranges as follows: Low = 100 percent of shoreline is at low end of value range; High = 75 percent at low end and 25 percent at high end of value range.