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Ecosystem services facts for kids

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Ecosystem services are processes by which the natural environment produces resources useful to people, as to economic services. They include:

To look at the way in which ecosystems provide goods is popular now at Stanford University. The concept of ecosystem services is similar to that of natural capital.

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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Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Servicios del ecosistema para niños

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