Reply to Bridgewater and Babin: Need for a new protected area category for ecosystem services


May 30, 2017 - Author: Weihua Xu, Yi Xiao, Jingjing Zhang, , Lu Zhang, , Zhi Wang, Hua Zheng, , Stephen Polasky, Ling Jiang, Yang Xiao, Xuewei Shi, Enming Rao, Fei Lu, Xiaoke Wang, Gretchen C. Daily, and Zhiyun Ouyang

Journal or Book Title: PNAS

Volume/Issue: Vol. 114/No.22

Page Number(s): E4319–E4320

Year Published: 2017

We thank Bridgewater and Babin for their perspective. We are aware of, and appreciate, the consideration of ecosystem services in the management of Biosphere Reserves. However, we see a strong imperative for establishing a protected area category focused specifically on protecting ecosystem services, for several key reasons articulated in our paper and below...

DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1703083114

Type of Publication: Journal Article



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