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Economics of Wetland Restoration and Creation

  • Edward BarbierEmail author
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As the overall aim of wetland restoration, enhancement, and creation is to recover valuable ecosystem goods and services, assessing these benefits is vital. In addition, as wetland restoration and creation are not “costless” activities, they must be assessed in terms of their cost effectiveness and their impacts on different stakeholders. Evaluating these various benefits and costs, as well as the distribution of their impacts, is critical in determining the success or failure of wetland restoration and creation of policies and investments.


Cost-benefit analysis Ecosystem services Wetland creation Wetland restoration 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Economics and FinanceUniversity of Wyoming, College of BusinessLaramieUSA

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