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Economics Importance of Wetlands, their Benefits and Values Case of Pakistan

Ahmad, Zeeshan and Hussain, Ashtar and Shakeel, Amna (2019): Economics Importance of Wetlands, their Benefits and Values Case of Pakistan.

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Wetlands are recognized for their multi-services and functions they provide of the ecosystem. A better valuation can prevent these wetlands from degradation and away towards wise use. This study which was conducted for the main wetland complexes namely CIWC, MCWC explore the valuation of Pakistan’s wetlands. As study stated many functions namely regulation, carrier, information and production functions according to their characters are valued in US dollar per hectare per year from the secondary sources through value transfer method from international standard of economic benefits and values of wetlands. The aim of the study was to evaluate the monetarized value of Pakistani wetlands for the stopping of degradation and to quantify the direct and indirect economic functions and services for the local as well as non-local people to conclude how Pakistani wetlands like other countries have their monetarized benefits to extract their importance and the wise utilization of these natural assets. The study also recommends the need for many artificial or manmade wetlands.

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