Ecosystem services facts for kids
- Provision of clean water and air
- Flood control
- Pollination of crops
- Mitigation of environmental hazards
- Pest and disease control
- Carbon sequestration
- Aesthetic, cultural and ethical values associated with biodiversity.
The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment released in 2005 showed that 60% of ecosystem services are used in a way that destroys them.
- The New Economy of Nature: The Quest to Make Conservation Profitable (ISBN: 1-55963-945-8), Gretchen C. Daily and Katherine Ellison.
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Social forestry in Andhra Pradesh, India, providing fuel, soil protection, shade and even well-being to travellers.
Ecosystem services Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.