A new study highlights the importance of the coral reefs in the Dominican Republic for the income of the country in general and also calls attention to all sectors benefited to invest in its restoration and protection.
The analysis provides information on the economic value of coral reefs for Punta Cana, Bayahibe and Samaná, based on four direct benefits obtained by these regions through these ecosystems, such as: beach for recreation, reef fishing, recreational diving and investigation.
The study was initiated by the ministries of the Environment and of the Economy, the Dominican Coastal Restoration Consortium (CDRC) and the German Cooperation for Development, GIZ.
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Photos taken at Sosua Bay by underwater Photographer Bill Passmore.