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Title: The economic value of ecosystem services from and for wilderness.

Author: Patterson, T.;

Date: 2007

Source: The Wild Planet Project. May: 24-27

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: Creative experiments are bringing values of ecosystem services into the marketplace including carbon markets, wetland and habitat banking, water temperature credits, certifications, and tax incentives. Market values have helped raise awareness for ecosystem service contributions to quality of life, and help harness funds for their protection. Achieving these outcomes for wilderness involves particular challenges. This article discusses four of these challenges.

Keywords: Ecosystem services, wilderness, valuation

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Patterson, T. 2007. The economic value of ecosystem services from and for wilderness. The Wild Planet Project. May: 24-27


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