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Ecosystem Services

 

 

Defining the economic value of ecosystem services is difficult with a number of uncertainties, including defining all the services provided, their effectiveness, the ecological redundancy within the wider system, the economic value assigned and how the valuation is undertaken. However, building an economic case for the environment provides a means of quantifying the importance of conserving and restoring the ecosystem against many other completing bids for finance support and directly comparing other solutions to the services provided.