2009, Coastal & Marine Ecotourism Values, Issues & Opportunities on the North Coast of Timor Leste Final Report |

Well-managed coral reefs have the potential to provide significant economic benefits for Timor Leste. Within South East Asia (SEA), the potential value of coral reef fisheries is 38.5% of the global total of US$5.7 billion, while the potential value of tourism is 50% of the global total of US$9.6 billion. This reflects the continued high dependence of countries within the SEA region on coral reefs for food security and increasing tourism related revenue.

Organisations: Government of Timor Leste, Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries Authors: Edyvane K, McWilliam A, Quintas J, Turner A, Penny S, Teixeira I, Pereira C, Tibirica Y, Birtles A