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For Services Rendered

The Current Status and Future Potential of Markets for the Ecosystem Services Provided by Tropical Forests

By Sara Scherr, Andy White, Arvind Khare - Forest Trends, Forest Trends, International Tropical Timber Association
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The past decade has seen the widespread emergence of markets and other payment schemes for forest ecosystem services – such as watershed protection, biodiversity protection and carbon sequestration -around the world. At a global scale, several recent reviews indicate that these activities are nascent and still limited in scope and scale, but that they may have potential to be scaled up to regional, river-basin or national levels with further development.