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Table 15 First-year replacement cost (UM) of converting multiple-use wetlands to single-use agricultural systems (based on 1999 market prices)

From: What value for pastoral livelihoods? An economic valuation of development alternatives for ephemeral wetlands in eastern Mauritania

Wetland Well construction (UM) Annual labour (UM) Loss of botanic resources/year (UM) Total replacement cost (UM)a
Goungel 72,934,400 6,920,646 4,336,800 84,191,846
Oum Lellé 125,030,400 8,095,748 Unknown 133,126,148
Sawana 10,419,200 1,155,718 30,627,800 42,202,718
Chlim 10,419,200 1,758,238 3,231,225 15,408,663
Tali 114,644,200 11,304,322 7,170,600 133,119,122
Tamchekett 20,838,400 2,266,022 15,519,084 38,623,506
Boichiche 31,257,600 1,430,184 3,702,420 36,390,204
  1. aExcluding opportunity costs based on wetland functions, biodiversity and changes in labour demands