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An initial estimate of the value of ecosystem services in Bhutan

Kubiszewski, Ida; Costanza, Robert; Dorji, Lham; Thoennes, Philip; Tshering, Kuenga

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We estimated the value of ecosystem services in Bhutan using benefit transfer methodology in order to determine an initial assessment of their overall contribution to human well-being The total estimated value was approximately $15.5. billion/yr (NU760 billion/yr), significantly greater than the gross domestic product (GDP) of $3.5. billion/yr.We also estimated who benefits from Bhutan's ecosystem services. 53% of the total benefits accrue to people outside Bhutan. 47% of the benefits accrue to...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/33852
Source: Ecosystem Services
DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoser.2012.11.004

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