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Ecosystem Services

Key Facts

The annual value of ecosystem services to the global economy is estimated at US$18 Trillion
The annual value of ecosystem services to the global economy is estimated at US$18 Trillion.1
The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands identifies Ten key areas in which wetlands contribute to human well-being including water purification and flood control.
The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands identifies Ten key areas in which wetlands contribute to human well-being including water purification and flood control.2
Payments for ecosystem services, which seek to protect natural systems by integrating them into the market, could be worth US$1.1 trillion by 2050
Payments for ecosystem services, which seek to protect natural systems by integrating them into the market, could be worth US$1.1 trillion by 2050.3

 

Photos:1- Jim Holmes/IWMI, 2- Nana Kofi Acquah/IWMI, 3- Felix Antonio/IWMI

1 – Constanza 1997

2 – RAMSAR

3 – Carroll and Jenkins (2008)