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Ecosystem services

Ecosystem services is a term used to describe ecological processes or functions having monetary or non-monetary value to individuals or society at large. There are support services, see below.


Types of services

  • productivity or biodiversity maintenance
  • provisioning services such as food, fibre, or fish
  • regulating services such as climate regulation or carbon sequestration
  • social services such as tourism or spiritual and aesthetic appreciation

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