Mediterranean wetlands: an economic valuation of their services to climate change adaptation and regulation

03/27/2017

Half of all Mediterranean wetlands disappeared over the 20th century. They have declined to now only 18 million hectares (Mediterranean Wetlands Observatory, 2012). However, wetlands are home to some of the richest yet most threatened ecosystems on the planet. Wetlands provide many ecosystem services that promote human wellbeing (Pearce, et al., 1994), including regulating services (e.g. water purification, flood control), provisioning services (e.g. fishing, irrigation, raw materials) or cultural services (e.g. recreational or educational services).

Note n°33 FR
Date : 
03/27/2017
Author(s) : 
DUBREUIL Céline
DUTREIX Nicolas
Collection : 
Notes
ISSN/ISBN : 
1954-9164
Available languages : 
French
Note n°33 EN
Date : 
03/27/2017
Author(s) : 
DUBREUIL Céline
DUTREIX Nicolas
Collection : 
Notes
ISSN/ISBN : 
1954-9350
Available languages : 
English
Topic(s) : 
Biodiversity
Climate change
Water
Economy
Countries : 
Croatia
Egypt
France
Turkey