Does using the #ecosystemservices concept provoke the risk of assigning virtual prices instead of real values to nature?
European Journal of Ecology, 2015, 1(2), 39-44
Author intends to discuss the question if using the #ecosystemservices concept in planning, management and decision-making can impair nature conservation objectives by hiding the intrinsic values of nature through overemphasizing monetary aspects in environmental assessments.
Using ecosystem services in a holistic social-ecological framework would help to overcome justified criticisms of a too narrow perspective on the real values of nature.
Fürst, C. (2015). Does using the ecosystem services concept provoke the risk of assigning virtual prices instead of real values to nature? Some reflections on the benefit of ecosystem services for planning and policy consulting. European Journal of Ecology, 1(2), pp. 39-44. doi:10.1515/eje-2015-0015
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