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Valuing ecosystem services

30 October 2012
Regeneración de las tierras altas de los bosques en la cuenca superior de Alta Pulangi en el norte de Mindanao, Filipinas. Foto de: ESSC

Rowena Soriaga Due to irrational use of natural resources largely driven by overconsumption, ecosystems are fast losing their regulating and supporting functions, including water regulation and purification, climate and disease regulation, soil formation and nutrient cycling.  As natural habitats shrink, ecosystem services previously enjoyed for free are becoming increasingly threatened.  This context has led...
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