Valuing Biodiversity - the economic case for biodiversity conservation in the Maldives

30 Apr 2009


The “Atoll Ecosystem Conservation” (AEC) project co-financed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and implemented through UNDP by Ministry of Housing, Transport and Environment is putting forward this report that demonstrates and quantify the value of Biodiversity and Atoll ecosystem conservation in the Maldives. In a time where planning and development decisions are made on economic grounds and more on the basis of the forces at play in the free-market system, this report will provide a sizeable substantiation base that will enable policy makers to strengthen the case for sustainable use of coastal and marine resources.


  • This report will be a tool to increase consciousness by drawing unambiguous relation between Maldivian biodiversity and its economy.

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