The relationship between economic growth and coastal natural capital is still an emerging field. Coastal natural capital provides essential goods and ecosystem services such as food, energy, construction materials for the population. Habitat and food for wildlife. Jobs, tourism and investment for the economy, as well as acting as a form of mitigation against emissions and waste. Coastal natural capital are essential inputs for production, for example, Chart 1- 3 show the outcome of a study conducted by the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), to understand the economic value of mangroves in Mida Creek in Kenya. Mida Creek Mangroves form part of the coastal natural capital in Kenya, there are many other natural capital assets within this Creek, but Mangroves is the focus of this study. Mida Creek is a broad water tidal creek surrounded by extensive mangroves and lined with palms. Wildlife benefit extensively from Mida Creek, for example, a wide variety of aquatic species live in the roots of the mangrove, migratory birds use the Creek often as a stopover on flight to other destinations and Flamingos can often be seen feeding in the Mida. The economic value of the Mida Creek divided into three economic valuation services, provisioning, regulatory, supporting services, and recreational services.
Do you have any case studies about wetland valuation?