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From 2000 to 2005 hundreds of scientists were mobilized on behalf of the United Nations to write the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA). Since then a lot of information has emerged about ecosystems and their services. The European Union is now operating a strategic working group in line with MA to better identify and assess ecosystem services. Do you know the name?
Which of these definitions matches the concept of ecosystem services?
Pollination is a kind of ecosystem service, provided by insects and animals, which allows flowers to produce their fruits and seeds. Do you know in which ecosystem service category pollination is included?
In very general terms, an indicator is defined as a thing that “indicates” the state or level of something. Indicators are used to describe the characteristics and trends of many elements, amongst which ecosystem services. Do you know how many types of indicators are commonly used to describe ecosystem services?
Understanding the importance of ecosystem services is central to preserving and managing important resources for society, for the economy and in general to maintaining a sustainable balance between humans and nature. In your opinion, amongst the following, what is the best solution to describe ecosystem services for a large and participative governance and decision-making process?
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