An empirical measure of the value of forests

Ecology cannot be a function of political economy

This paper examines the main ways in which Payments for Environmental Services (PES) might affect poverty. PES may reduce poverty mainly by making payments to poor natural resource managers in upper watersheds. The extent of the impact depends on how many PES participants are in fact poor, on the poor’s ability to participate, and on the amounts paid. Although PES programs are not designed for poverty reduction, there can be important synergies when program design is well thought out and local conditions are favorable.

The principle objective of this study is to generate economic value of various goods & services provided by the Himachal Forests. It recognizes the multi-stakeholders, multisectoral contribution of forests through their multiple values.

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Global economic growth during the past century has lifted many into lives of unprecedented luxury.The cost has been the degradation of vital ecosystems

Book>> The Economics of Biodiversity Conservation

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Forest evaluation is an established practice worldwide

Wanted: a fresh approach to forest conservation