1Hanoi University of Natural Resources and Environment, MONRE

2Center for Environmental Research, IMHEN, MONRE


Utilisation plans of wetland ecosystems in general and mangrove ecosystem in particular are usually determined based on direct use values of the ecosystems such as fisheries, timber, wood rather than indirect and non use values. However, decisions on the use of resources should take into consideration other costs such as opportunity costs and biodiversity conservation willingness so that conservation measures could be developed for sustainable development. From environment economy perspective, non use values can be interpreted as social perception and satisfactory on the conservation of biodiversity at a certain level and social willingness to pay for that. This paper presents the study on valuation of non use values of the Can Gio mangrove biosphere reserve, Ho Chi Minh City. The results show that the non use value of the study area is approximately VND 105 billion per year. The paper also shows the recommendations for managers, policy-makers and researchers in the conservation and sustainable use of resources’s Can Gio mangrove ecosystem in the context of climate change and sea level rise. 


Cite this paper

Le Xuan Tuan, Tran Quoc Cuong , Phan Thi Anh Dao (2019), Valuation of  Biodiversity, Landscape Conservation Value of the Magrove Ecosystem in Can Gio District, Ho Chi Minh City. Vietnam Journal of Hydrometeorology 03, 12-20.


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