A zoological perspective on payments for ecosystem services integrative zoology


Payments for ecosystem services provide a more diverse flow of benefits to people living in and around habitats valuable for conservation e.g. payment for carbon sequestration. Another is compensating upstream landowners for managing their land in ways that maintain downstream water quality. Biodiversity itself is difficult to value but it can be linked to other markets such as certification in the case of sustainably-produced forest products. This paper explores potential markets that also benefit wildlife. This summary is not an official abstract. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract

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Last updated on 01/13/2016