What's New at COVC!

The Economic and Market Value of America's Coasts and Estuaries - now available in paperback at Amazon.com (click heading to follow link and buy your book!)

To see color plates of figures in the book, click here

COVC Featured in new JOCI Report for Coastal Elected Officials
COVC's Economic Indicators work in Morro Bay was featured in the Joint Ocean Commission's new report "One Coast, One Future: Securing the Health of West Coast Ecosystems and Economies. See www.jointoceancommission.org for details.

New Guide to Valuing Coral Reefs, Mangroves, and Sea Grasses
Conservation International (CI), The International Coral Reef Initiative, The Coastal Ocean Values Center, World Resources Institute and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has issued a new guide to scientific estimates of the economic value of coral reefs, tropical mangroves, and tropical sea grasses. The study is organized by ecosystem service, ocean region, and country. In addition to being a quick access to the tropical marine values literature, it also contains full bibliographic resources. To download the new guide go to www.coastalvalues.org/work/coralvalues.pdf. To search the values geospatially, go to www.consvalmap.org.


The Economic Importance of America’s Estuaries
Restore America's Estuaries announces the release of its report, The Economic and Market Value of Coasts and Estuaries: What's At Stake? The report examines the high costs of losing coastal and estuarine environments. Restore America's Estuaries held a Congressional Briefing on the findings of the report on May 22. Dr. Linwood Pendleton of the Ocean Foundation's Coastal Ocean Values Center presented the findings and answered questions at the well attended briefing. For more information or to read the report: www.estuaries.org

Joint Ocean Commission Initiative
Dr. Pendleton addresses the Joint Ocean Commission Initiative (May 16, 2008). For a copy of his presentation click here.

Outdoor Talk Network
Dr. Pendleton speaks to 17 million hunters and anglers about coastal values on the Outdoor Talk Network. Click here to listen.