Reply to Bridgewater and Babin: Need for a new protected area category for ecosystem servicesDOWNLOAD FILE
May 30, 2017 - Author: Weihua Xu, Yi Xiao, Jingjing Zhang, Wu Yang, Lu Zhang, Vanessa Hull, Zhi Wang, Hua Zheng, Jianguo Liu, 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...
Type of Publication: Journal Article