Role of ecosystem services in private lands conservation : an investor's perspective
The concept of ecosystem services has evolved from society’s earliest basic needs of obtaining food and shelter to today’s complex ecological paradigms that include social, cultural, and economic and conservation objectives. While scientists and environmentalists have discussed ecosystem services implicitly for decades, the current nomenclature began to refine significantly in the1990s and 2000s. Correspondingly, during this same period, the idea of private sector/investment driven/conservation finance began to take form in an arena long dominated by public finance and philanthropy. Thus, the ...
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