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Title (Primary) ‘Ecosystem service opportunities’: A practice-oriented framework for identifying economic instruments to enhance biodiversity and human livelihoods
Author Rode, J.; Wittmer, H.; Emerton, L.; Schröter-Schlaack, C.;
Journal Journal for Nature Conservation
Year 2016
Department OEKON; UPOL;
Volume 33
Language englisch;
POF III (all) T12;
Keywords Conservation management; Ecosystem services; Economic instruments; Assessment framework
UFZ wide themes RU6;
Abstract Economic instruments that promise “win-win” solutions for both biodiversity conservation and human livelihoods have become increasingly popular over recent years. There however remains a gap in terms of practical and policy-relevant guidance about appropriate approaches that take into account the local needs and the specific cultural, legal, and ecological context in which such instruments are being developed and applied. This paper presents a step-by-step framework that helps conservation and development planners and practitioners to identify economic instruments that can promote pro-conservation behaviour in a specific setting. The concept of ‘ecosystem service opportunities’ builds on, and brings together, general economic principles and an ecosystem services perspective. The framework was designed to also address a number of concerns regarding economic approaches in order to help practitioners recognise the potentials and limits of economic approaches to nature conservation. The framework is illustrated by its application within the realm of a biodiversity conservation project in Thailand.
ID 17655
Persistent UFZ Identifier https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=17655
Rode, J., Wittmer, H., Emerton, L., Schröter-Schlaack, C. (2016):
‘Ecosystem service opportunities’: A practice-oriented framework for identifying economic instruments to enhance biodiversity and human livelihoods
J. Nat. Conserv. 33 , 35 - 47