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Vital Graphics on Payment for Ecosystem Services - Realising Nature’s Value
Vital Graphics on Payment for Ecosystem Services - Realising Nature’s Value
This publication highlights the concept and selected market segments relating to payments for ecosystem services. It emphasises the role natural capital can play in both environmental conservation and in poverty alleviation, and highlights the potential benefits of ecosystem-based economic development in an accessible, non-technical manner.
Available online at: http://www.grida.no/publications/vg/pes
Trees for Global Benefits, Uganda
In Mitooma-Bushenyi in Uganda, the environmental conservation organisation Ecotrust has agreed with local landowners that in exchange for planting native species they will receive payments based on the amount of carbon t...
17 Sep 2013 - by GRID-Arendal
GDP of the Poor: estimates for ecosystem-service dependence
Poverty often occurs when links between ecosystem services and human well-being have been damaged or broken. Healthy ecosystems are ‘the wealth of the poor’. It has been estimated that ecosystem services and other non- m...
17 Sep 2013 - by GRID-Arendal
Tmatboey - Cambodia
Cambodia’s deciduous forests are some of the most important conservation areas in southeast Asia, home to many mammals and water birds. Deforestation, hunting and the advance of settlers into forest areas have endangered...
17 Sep 2013 - by GRID-Arendal
Market bundled
For the most part PES schemes have tended to focus on a single ecosystem service, whether it is connected with the conservation of a watershed, the restoration of a forest or the preservation of a wildlife area for biodi...
17 Sep 2013 - by GRID-Arendal
Simanjiro Conservation Easement, Tanzania
Terrat is a village of some 3 500 people involved mainly in pastoral activities in northern Tanzania. In 2004, a group of five tourism operators entered into a PES type agreement with the community, with villagers helpin...
17 Sep 2013 - by GRID-Arendal
Market Landscape
Landscape beauty services are dependent on the preservation of nature and the beauty of intact and uninterrupted landscapes. Preserving nature’s bounty is not only important for traditional livelihoods but also to safegu...
17 Sep 2013 - by GRID-Arendal
Ecuador Ishpingo-Tambococha-Tiputini Yasaní
The Yasuní National Park in Ecuador is generally considered to be one of the richest biodiversity ‘hot spots’ in the world. It is also rich in natural resources, including oil. In 2007 Ecuador proposed a plan for a form ...
17 Sep 2013 - by GRID-Arendal
Catskill-Delaware watershed: champagne drinking water for New York City
In the 1980s New York City was in need of new legislation on water management as water quality showed signs of deterioration. Rather than investing in new filtration plants, officials adopted a more progressive approach ...
17 Sep 2013 - by GRID-Arendal
Watershed Market
A watershed is an area of land which feeds water into a river or a lake. A variety of ecosystems can make up a watershed, including various bodies of water, wetlands, grasslands, forests and cultivated areas. Watersheds...
17 Sep 2013 - by GRID-Arendal
Scolel Té: growing up with trees
The Scolel Té Plan Vivo project involves over 2,500 families and nearly 50 communities in the central and northern Chiapas and northeast Oaxaca areas of southern Mexico. It is a model for community-based, sustainable lan...
17 Sep 2013 - by GRID-Arendal
23 Ecosystem services
The concepts within ecosystem services are clustered in four main categories: provisioning services, regulatory services, cultural services, and supporting services. In addition to this, ecosystem services can also be ca...
17 Sep 2013 - by GRID-Arendal
The 3 Capital fluxes
Within the topic of payment for ecosystem services, it is important to consider the complexity of interactions between the three main capitals (natural capital, economic capital and social capital). Services and needs th...
17 Sep 2013 - by GRID-Arendal