Strengthening protected areas for biodiversity and ecosystem services in China

Volume: 114, Issue: 7, Pages: 1601 - 1606
Published: Jan 30, 2017
Abstract
Recent expansion of the scale of human activities poses severe threats to Earth's life-support systems. Increasingly, protected areas (PAs) are expected to serve dual goals: protect biodiversity and secure ecosystem services. We report a nationwide assessment for China, quantifying the provision of threatened species habitat and four key regulating services-water retention, soil retention, sandstorm prevention, and carbon sequestration-in nature...
Paper Details
Title
Strengthening protected areas for biodiversity and ecosystem services in China
Published Date
Jan 30, 2017
Volume
114
Issue
7
Pages
1601 - 1606
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