Economic valuation of marine-based tourism and live sharks in Galápagos
National Geographic Pristine Seas Project & Sustainable Fisheries Group
Directed Research Project
National Geographic’s Pristine Seas team, led by Enric Sala, is developing an awareness campaign to push for larger no-take areas as part of the ongoing rezoning of the Galápagos Marine Reserve. To inform this campaign, this project will conduct two analyses: 1) economic valuation of live sharks for tourism in the Galápagos and 2) economic valuation of current marine-based tourism and projections for extended no-take protection. Juan’s work will be focused on the first analysis; conducting in-depth literature reviews, compiling available data and carrying out the appropriate economic analysis.