Living Amazon Initiative: Bolstering the value of natural ecosystems

Posted on 19 September 2011  | 
The real value of natural ecosystems

Undervaluation of natural ecosystems, and the multitude of environmental goods and services they provide both locally and globally, is one of the critical drivers of habitat destruction and degradation in the Amazon. This undervaluation is partly linked to insufficient information about the current and potential economic benefits derived from the resources and services provided by the Amazon’s natural ecosystems, especially when compared to the large, tangible returns provided by other land uses.
Living Amazon Initiative Bolstering the value of Natural Ecosystems
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