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DOI: 10.5593/sgem2011/s22.133

DIRECT VALUATION OF BIODIVERSITY ECONOMIC FUNCTIONS

AUTHOR/S: E. SHIRKOVA, E. SHIRKOV
Monday 1 August 2011 by Libadmin2011

11th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM2011, www.sgem.org, SGEM2011 Conference Proceedings/ ISSN 1314-2704, June 20-25, 2011, Vol. 3, 1175-1182 pp

ABSTRACT

The article discusses the new methodological approaches for the direct valuation of their
own economic services of biodiversity. Approaches are illustrated by economic services
valuation of intraspecific diversity of Pacific salmon. The resulting estimates can form
the basis of effective economic instruments for biodiversity conservation.

Keywords: biodiversity, economic functions, valuation, economic value, sustainability, productivity, salmon.