2. The Potential, Realised and Essential Ecosystem Service Benefits of Biodiversity Conservation

  1. Dilys Roe6,
  2. Joanna Elliott7,
  3. Chris Sandbrook8 and
  4. Matt Walpole8
  1. Will R. Turner1,
  2. Katrina Brandon2,
  3. Thomas M. Brooks3,
  4. Claude Gascon4,
  5. Holly K. Gibbs5,
  6. Keith Lawrence1,
  7. Russell A. Mittermeier1 and
  8. Elizabeth R. Selig1

Published Online: 19 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118428351.ch2

Biodiversity Conservation and Poverty Alleviation: Exploring the Evidence for a Link

Biodiversity Conservation and Poverty Alleviation: Exploring the Evidence for a Link

How to Cite

Turner, W. R., Brandon, K., Brooks, T. M., Gascon, C., Gibbs, H. K., Lawrence, K., Mittermeier, R. A. and Selig, E. R. (2012) The Potential, Realised and Essential Ecosystem Service Benefits of Biodiversity Conservation, in Biodiversity Conservation and Poverty Alleviation: Exploring the Evidence for a Link (eds D. Roe, J. Elliott, C. Sandbrook and M. Walpole), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118428351.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 6

    Dilys Roe International Institute for Environment and Development, 80–86 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1X 8NH, UK

  2. 7

    African Wildlife Foundation, Oxford, UK

  3. 8

    United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre, 219 Huntingdon Road, Cambridge CB3 0DL, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Conservation International, 2011 Crystal Drive Suite 500, Arlington, VA 22202, USA

  2. 2

    Independent Consultant, Beijing, China

  3. 3

    NatureServe, 4600 N. Fairfax Dr., 7th Floor, Arlington, VA 22203, USA

  4. 4

    National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, 1133 Fifteenth St. NW Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20005, USA

  5. 5

    Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, Department ofGeography, Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE), University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 53706, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 NOV 2012
  2. Published Print: 21 DEC 2012

Book Series:

  1. Conservation Science and Practice Series

Book Series Editors:

  1. Ward Cooper

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470674796

Online ISBN: 9781118428351

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Keywords:

  • ‘win–win’ synergies;
  • biodiversity conservation;
  • poverty reduction;
  • biodiverse systems;
  • ecosystem services framework;
  • mapping ecosystem flows;
  • ESV estimate;
  • ESV benefits for the poor;
  • PES revenues

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Approach and methods

  • Potential ecosystem service value: economic values irrespective of use

  • Realised services: valuing ecosystem services by considering their use

  • Essential services: valuing the ecosystem services the poor rely upon

  • Estimating all benefits to the poor: essential services and payments for environmental services

  • Conclusions: linking ecosystem service flows, people and biodiversity

  • Acknowledgements

  • References