Supporting the sustainable management of coastal ecosystems by quantifying their economic value.
Coral reefs provide a diverse array of goods and services to the people and economy of Jamaica. They help to build and protect Jamaica’s beautiful white sand beaches, which attract tourists from around the world.
A new economic valuation shows what Jamaica’s economy stands to lose if its coral reefs decline further.
Coral reefs provide significant value to the Jamaican economy, including tourism, fisheries and shoreline protection, according to new analysis released today.