For the week of 13 February 2017
Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,
Ecological Applications has published a new paper, The cost and feasibility of marine coastal restoration. The authors performed "a synthesis of 235 studies with 954 observations from restoration or rehabilitation projects of coral reefs, seagrass, mangroves, saltmarshes, and oyster reefs worldwide, and evaluate cost, survival of restored organisms, project duration, area, and techniques applied. Findings showed that while the median and average reported costs for restoration of one hectare of marine coastal habitat were around US$80 000 (2010) and US$1 600 000 (2010), respectively, the real total costs (median) are likely to be two to four times higher."
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-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager