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Elissaios Papyrakis co-edits new book

Nature’s Wealth: The Economics of Ecosystem Services and Poverty

A new co-edited book by Elissaios Papyrakis (jointly with Pieter van Beukering, Jetske Bouma and Roy Brouwer), published by Cambridge University Press, presents new insights into the relationship between ecosystem services and livelihoods in developing countries. This book takes up the challenge of assessing these links to demonstrate their importance in policy development. It pays special attention to innovative management opportunities that improve local livelihoods and alleviate poverty while enhancing ecosystem protection. Based on eighteen studies in more than twenty developing countries, the authors explore the role of biodiversity-, marine-, forest-, water- and land-related ecosystem services, making this an invaluable contribution to research on the role of ecosystems in supporting the livelihoods of the poor around the world. For details see