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Markets for Biodiversity Services

Potential Roles and Challenges

By Michael Jenkins, Sara J. Scherr, and Mira Inbar - Forest Trends, Forest Trends, Forest Trends
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In recent decades, several factors have stimulated those concerned with biodiversity conservation services to begin exploring new market-based instruments. The model of public finance for forest and biodiversity conservation is facing a crisis as the main sources of finance have stagnated,
despite the recognition that much larger areas require protection.