Ecosystem services: A bridging concept of ecology and economics

Rinku Singh, Gopal Singh

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12775/EQ.2017.008

Abstract


Nature is bountiful to all living organisms on Earth including human beings. Human, throughout the life, obtained various benefits from ecosystem for the sustenance on planet Earth. Ecosystem service is a linking concept between ecology and econom- ics recently paying attention worldwide. Economic and social development critically depends on the natural capital although at the environmental cost but need bridging of nature components. In the current scenario, due to increasing anthropogenic interferences ecosystem is under great threat. It is time to include ecosystem services agenda in the framework of policy to human and sustainable development.

Keywords


Ecosystem services; Human well-being; Natural capital; Social capital; Sustainable development

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