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Markets for ecosystem services: Applying the concepts

Stuart Whitten, James Salzman, Dave Shelton, and Wendy Proctor

This paper explores definition and measurement of ecosystem services, development of institutions and mechanisms to facilitate trade and integration of these instruments into the broader natural resource management agenda and toolbox, all with respect to pilot markets for ecosystem services in three case study catchments. Emphasis is placed on pilot selection rationale and identification of key facilitative mechanisms and institutions.

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