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The efficiency of payments for environmental services in tropical conservation

2007, Wunder in Conservation Biology

"This article looks at the role of payments for environmental services (PES) as a new and more direct way to promote conservation. It aims to demystify PES and clarify its scope for application as a tool for tropical conservation. The main focus is on the supply side of PES (i.e., how to convert PES funding into effective conservation on the ground), which until now has been widely neglected. The article reviews the PES literature for developing countries and combines these findings with observations from the author's field studies in Latin America and Asia. As shown, the major obstacles to effective PES include demand-side limitations and a lack of supply-side know-how regarding implementation. (...), PES are arguably best suited to scenarios of moderate conservation opportunity costs on marginal lands and in settings with emerging, not-yet realized threats. Actors who represent credible threats to the environment will more likely receive PES than those already living in harmony with nature. A PES scheme can thus benefit both buyers and sellers while improving the resource base, but it is unlikely to fully replace other conservation instruments."


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Paying farmers to protect watersheds and forests in Vietnam and China - Reuters AlertNet (blog)

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Paying farmers to protect watersheds and forests in Vietnam and China Reuters AlertNet (blog) “The key is to find a way to make these Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) schemes sustainable in the long run,” said Vijay Kolinjivadi, lead author of...

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Paying farmers to protect watersheds and forests in Vietnam and China - Reuters AlertNet (blog)

Paying farmers to protect watersheds and forests in Vietnam and China - Reuters AlertNet (blog) | PES | Scoop.it
Paying farmers to protect watersheds and forests in Vietnam and China Reuters AlertNet (blog) “The key is to find a way to make these Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) schemes sustainable in the long run,” said Vijay Kolinjivadi, lead author of...

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