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Peter J. Russell + 2 others
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Peter J. Russell + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305389892
Textbook Problem

How can the concept of ecosystem services be used to fosterconservation of threatened habitats and species?

Summary Introduction

To review:

The manner in which the ecosystem service concept can be used to encourage the conservation of species and threatened habitats.

Introduction:

The economists and conservation biologists prepared a concept of ecosystem valuation in the mid-1900s. They provided insights into the ecosystem services in this approach, such as carbon dioxide processing, and water purification and retention. These services are provided efficiently by the intact ecosystem.

Explanation

Costa Rica has provided a way to create contracts with several corporations that pay the local people based upon the ecosystem valuation exchanges that they would like to preserve. The Monteverde Conservation League signed a contract in 1998, with a local electricity company to ensure that there is a continuous flow of water from a forest reserve named Bosque Eterno de los Ninos...

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