Environmental degradation and poverty are linked in regards to development, however, the nature of their relationship is difficult to decipher.
We assess the additional forest cover protected by 13 rural communities located in the southern state of Chiapas, Mexico, as a result of the economic incentives received through the country's national program of payments for biodiversity conservation.
Ecosystem service values based on food production were estimated in Nanfen District of Benxi City, Liaoning Province, Northeast China.
Sacred species/groves/landscapes have played an important role in conserving biodiversity based on the socio-cultural practices in different parts of the world including India. It has been observed in recent times that these sacred entities are facing degradation.
This paper synthesizes case studies in Indonesia, the Philippines and Nepal to provide empirical observations on emerging PES mechanisms in Asia.