Our research demonstrates that predators like American kestrels consume numerous crop pests and reduce crop damage, which are important ecosystem services
," said Catherine Lindell, a scientist at MSU who led the study.
ISLAMABAD -- A number of hotels have been built in the Kaghan Valley to cater to tourists, but neither tourists nor hotel owners pay for the loss to nature or, in the case of hotel owners, contribute from their profits to protect nature, an expert on payments for ecosystem services
(PES) said at a seminar on Tuesday.
The initiative of payments to save trees comes under global REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation and role of Conservation, Sustainable Management of Forests and Enhancement of Forest Carbon Stocks in Developing Countries) and Payments for Ecosystem Services
Toward that end, the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
(Ipbes), which I chair, will release a series of landmark reports next March on the implications of biodiversity decline.
These original biotopes are slowly regaining attention today as they are producers of ecosystem services
that may bring considerable benefits to people.
My research has led me to the concept of ecosystem services
, a new frontier in environmental research.
Supporting services, such as nutrient recycling and soil formation, allow other ecosystem services
Why has the language of ecosystem services
become "standard jargon for environmental policy makers?
Forest science and forestry both have experienced great shifts in scope and purpose during the past several decades, retaining and enhancing their relevance while issues of biodiversity protection and the enhancement of ecosystem services
increasingly inform global, regional and local concerns.
Handbook on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
in Impact Assessment
Besides promoting functional and process restoration, it improves ecosystem services
that are fundamental for economic development with a sustainable perspective.
The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
(IPBES) was agreed on in 2012 by over 100 governments as a mechanism to provide scientific information in response to requests from policy makers.