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Economic value of sea turtle conservation in Malaysia

A recent study on the economic value of sea turtle conservation in Malaysia found that the total economic value of "marine turtles was USD 23 million per year, ranging from USD 21–25 million. The estimated non-consumptive value of marine turtles far exceeded the consumptive use value. Moreover, the protection of marine turtles could potentially generate 1,146 tourism jobs, equivalent to USD 469,000 in employment income per year. Conservation could be partially funded from tourism, as tourists were willing to contribute USD 1.5 million for marine turtle protection and conservation annually." - Excerpt from Marine Policy.

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