Biodiversity and Poverty Reduction; The Importance of Biodiversity for Ecosystem Services

United Nations Environment Programme - World Conservation Monitoring Centre (2007)

This report reviews existing scientific knowledge regarding the links between biodiversity and the sustainable provision of ecosystem services, and considers the implications of these links for development policy. It does not set out to assess the value of ecosystem services to the poor, on which there is a growing understanding presented in other reports and publications, and so does not present the economic valuation of biodiversity or ecosystem services.

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