Introduction We humans substantially benefit from goods and services provided by ecosystems (MA 2005), and we cannot survive without these ecosystem services. Nevertheless, those have been perceived as externalities; their genuine values have not been evaluated in the market and in policies, rather, ecosystems are recognized as valueless. As a result, development and over-extraction providing easily visible economic profits have been prioritized thus far, and so ecosystems have been continuously degraded at the global level.
|Title of host publication||The Economics of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis|
|Number of pages||17|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 20 2012|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
- Business, Management and Accounting(all)