THE MARIANA/MG TRAGEDY AND THE VALUATION OF ECOSYSTEM SERVICES IN THE AREA ACHIEVED

Tiago Soares Barcelos, Pedro Luiz Teixeira de Camargo, Caio Peixoto Chain, Loyslene de Freitas Mota

Abstract


The present study presents the environmental valuation of the area affected by the mining company Samarco/Vale/BHP Billiton, due to the rupture of the Fundão and Santarém dams. The method chosen was Costanza, et al (1997), whose objective was to describe and estimate the main ecosystem functions and their natural capital on a planetary scale. The area affected was estimated by EMBRAPA (2016) in 1,430 hectares, where the value perceived by this methodology corresponds to R$ 578,058,795.18/year, which should be understood as the value of the ecosystem loss and natural capital of this territory

Keywords


Tragedy of Mariana; Valuation of Ecosystem Services; Environmental Ecologic and Economics

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.23925/2179-3565.2019v10i3p113-128

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