BfN Schriften 237 - Ecosystem Services of Natural and Semi-Natural Ecosystems and Ecologically Sound Land Use
At the workshop „Economic Valuation of Biological Diversity – Ecosystem Services“ methods, case studies and results were presented pointing out the economic ond social importance and the economic value of such ecosystem services.
Federal Agency for Nature Conservation
One aim of the workshop was to discuss suitable methods, the appropriate databases and the necessary resources to carry out countrywide assessments of the value of these ecosystem services.
There was broad consent that an assessment of the ecosystem services of natural and semi-natural ecosystems and ecologically sound forms of land use would provide strong evidence that the conservation of biological diversity is not only in line with ethical obligations but also has economic advantages.