Tag: Nature Conservancy ecosystem services

Conservation and Self-Interest: Second Thoughts

Written by | November 16th, 2010

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Talking about nature’s benefits to people — can that make conservation relevant again? Not by itself, says Conservancy scientist Eddie Game.

Ecosystem Services: Enclosing Nature’s Commons?

Written by | March 1st, 2010

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“Ecosystem services” is an exciting new buzz term in conservation — valuing nature for what it gives us. But when for-profit groups start privatizing nature, what happens to the poor?

Conserving Nature Impacts People — But What Does That Mean?

Written by | January 19th, 2010

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Conservation needs to firmly measure its socioeconomic impacts, says Rebecca Goldman — or else risk losing credibility.

Domesticating Nature…and Ourselves

Written by | December 15th, 2009

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I work on the ecosystem services team at The Nature Conservancy, which strives to find ways to protect and strengthen the services that nature provides that are crucial to human well-being while also protecting biodiversity. But there are at least two definitions of “ecosystem service” floating around the conservation community. And within the tension between […]

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