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Impacts of forestation on water and soils in the Andes: What do we know?

Bonnesoeur, V., Locatelli, B. and Ochoa-Tocachi, B.F., 2018. CIFOR Info Brief 237 This brief summarises the findings of a systematic review on the impacts of forestation on water and soils in the Andes (detailed in Bonnesoeur et al., 2018). Exotic tree plantations and, to a lesser extent, native forests consume water and therefore often reduce the total water supply to downstream users in most Andean regions. Only in areas immersed in clouds, such as in the eastern slope of the Andes, might native forests increase downstream water availability compared to other land covers. Decreased total water supply could be acceptable to [...]

Understanding the health functions of peri-urban PA forests and PES

Jurević Varga, M., Popijač, M. 2018. Book of Abstracts of the 7th symposium with international participation Kopački rit past, present, future Jurević Varga, M., Popijač, M. 2018. Understanding the health functions of peri-urban PA forests and PES Book of Abstracts of the 7th symposium with international participation Kopački rit past, present, future 2018, pp. 54-55

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Auction mechanisms for setting aside forest for biodiversity

Thorsen, BJ, Strange, N, Jacobsen, JB, Termansen, M & Lundhede, T. 2018. IFRO Report, no. 267 The Danish government has set specific goals for setting aside forest land for biodiversity purposes in the form of untouched forests, where no production forestry operations can be undertaken. Part of these goals will be fulfilled on public and state owned forest land, and parts will be fulfilled on private lands. Setting aside forest land as untouched with the restriction that no further harvest can take place implies the loss of future income from forestry net of related forest operation costs and in 2017 a support grant scheme was designed [...]

From principles to practice in paying for nature’s services

Wunder, S., Brouwer, R., Engel, S., Ezzine-de-Blas, D., Muradian, R., Pascual, U., Pinto, R. 2018. Nature Sustainability 1, 145-150 Payments for Environmental Services (PES) constitute an innovative economic intervention to counteract the global loss of biodiversity and ecosystem functions. In theory, some appealing features should enable PES to perform well in achieving conservation and welfare goals. In practice, outcomes depend on the interplay between context, design and implementation. Inspecting a new global dataset, we find that some PES design principles pre-identified in the social-science literature as desirable, such as spatial targeting and payment differentiation, are only partially being applied in practice. More [...]