Economic Valuation of utilization function (direct and indirect) of environmental resources of the International wetland of Gowater Bay and Bahu Embayment
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Abstract:
International wetland of Gowater Bay and Bahu Embayment, due to their vast area, high biodiversity in fauna and flora, such as mangrove forests, Persian crocodile (Gando) etc. and their general status, are one of the most important habitats for many aquatic and terrestrial organisms. This study was conducted with the aim of economic valuation of direct and indirect utilization of goods and services of environmental resources of the international Gowater Bay and Bahu Embayment in 2016. Using random sampling technique, 384 questionnaires were collected from residents of the area. The results of this study indicated that the total economic value of direct use of the international Gowater Bay and Bahu Embayment was equal to 1.8 billion rials yearly. The value of indirect use was estimated as 211.671 billion rials yearly. The total economic value of direct and indirect utilization of goods and services of these two international water resources was calculated as 217.672 billion rials yearly. The results showed that the international wetland of Gowater Bay and Bahu Embayment have quite significant and considerable economic values, which can provide the conditions and opportunities for decision makers to support the quality of theese wetlands and their resources by proper management programing.
Article Type:
Research/Original Article
Language:
Persian
Published:
Journal of Animal Environment, Volume:11 Issue:3, 2019
Pages:
293 - 302
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