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The role of cultural ecosystem services in landscape management and planning

This paper synthesizes recent empirical evidence and discusses what consideration of cultural ecosystem services adds to landscape management and planning.

Cultural ecosystem services are strong motivators both for individual landowners and community-level engagement, shows a recent review of empirical evidence, and it is common that they are co-generated with provisional services, like hunting and berry picking. However, cultural ecosystem services often encourage the preservation of traditional land uses, which is not always beneficial for environmental sustainability. Therefore, it is important for landscape planning to consider the trade-offs and synergies between multiple ecosystem services.


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Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability
YEAR:

2015

PECS - Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society

Stockholm Resilience Centre

Stockholm University
SE-106 91 Stockholm, Sweden
Visiting address: Kräftriket 2

WHAT IS PECS

The Program on Ecosystem Change and Society (PECS), is a new initiative jointly sponsored by ICSU and UNESCO. It aims to integrate research on the stewardship of social–ecological system and the relationships among natural capital, human wellbeing, livelihoods, inequality and poverty.