Belize, Natural Heritage, Natural Wealth | WWF

PUBLICATIONS

© WWF GUATEMALA/MESOAMERICA
©: WWF / MAR

Belize, Natural Heritage, Natural Wealth

This report quantifes the tourism benefts that the BBRRS provides to Belize. It highlights the economic contribution of the BBRRS through a set of indicative monetary values that ofer a sense of the scale and magnitude of the value of marine resources of the BBRRS, rather than a total economic valuation of these protected areas. The study found that the BBRRS provides a signifcant socio-economic contribution to Belize that refects just a fragment of its total value (in the order of up to US$19 million for tourism alone based on four of the seven protected areas). These monetary values shine a light on the importance of Belizean Marine Protected Areas for providing goods and services and the need to protect and invest in MPAs for the continued delivery of such benefts. 

DOWNLOAD DOCUMENT