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Benefits people obtain from ecosystems
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Other Ecosystem Services | The Prince's Rainforests Project

Other Ecosystem Services  |  The Prince's Rainforests Project | Ecosystem Services | Scoop.it

Serious and urgent as the greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction task is, it is by no means the full story on the value of tropical rainforests. Rainforests provide a range of other large-scale ecosystem services, as well as many more localized goods and services, such as regulating rainfall, preventing flooding and soil erosion, preserving biodiversity, limiting prevalence of disease and providing livelihoods for local people.

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A ‘toolkit’ for measuring ecosystem services at the site scale

A ‘toolkit’ for measuring ecosystem services at the site scale | Ecosystem Services | Scoop.it

'Measuring and Monitoring Ecosystem Services at the Site Scale' introduces a new ‘toolkit’ for measuring ecosystem services at the site scale which is accessible to non-experts and delivers scientifically robust results. This booklet explains some key concepts including the need to consider a ‘plausible alternative state’ to measure differences resulting from changes in land management and use, and the importance of identifying beneficiaries.

http://www.unep-wcmc.org/medialibrary/2011/10/26/9688cf08/MeasuringMonitoringEcosystemServicesattheSiteScale.pdf

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