Wetland Conversion: The Case of Backwater Reclamation in Kerala
AbstractWetlands in their natural state bring substantial benefits to society. Nevertheless, there is growing concern over conversion of wetlands. This study examines the case of coastal wetland conversion in Kerala, known as backwater reclamation. The conversion of wetlands involves not only irreversibility in the environmental or ecological processes but also uncertainty. The study points to the need for incorporating the option value of wetlands in any cost - benefit calculation regarding the conversion of wetlands.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore in its series Working Papers with number 74.
Length: 26 pages
Date of creation: 2000
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Wetland Conversion; Backwater Reclamation; Kerala;
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