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dc.contributor.author O'Farrell, PJ
dc.contributor.author De Lange, Willem J
dc.contributor.author Le Maitre, David C
dc.contributor.author Reyers, B
dc.contributor.author Blignaut, JN
dc.contributor.author Milton, SJ
dc.contributor.author Atkinson, D
dc.contributor.author Egoh, Benis N
dc.contributor.author Maherry, A
dc.contributor.author Colvin, C
dc.contributor.author Cowling, RM
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-07T10:05:20Z
dc.date.available 2011-03-07T10:05:20Z
dc.date.issued 2011-01
dc.identifier.citation O’Farrell, PJ, De Lange, WJ, Le Maitre, DC et al. 2011. The possibilities and pitfalls presented by a pragmatic approach to ecosystem service valuation in an arid biodiversity hotspot. Journal of Arid Environments, Vol. 75(6), pp 612-623 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0140-1963
dc.identifier.uri http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=MImg&_imagekey=B6WH9-526MY5V-1-1&_cdi=6845&_user=958262&_pii=S0140196311000231&_origin=gateway&_coverDate=06%2F30%2F2011&_sk=999249993&view=c&wchp=dGLbVzz-zSkWb&md5=3575d77fe821642a2ffcd732c291d837&ie=/sdarticle.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/4893
dc.description Copyright: 2011 Elsevier. This is a post print version of the work. The definitive version is published in the Journal of Arid Environments, Vol. 75(6), pp 612-623 en_US
dc.description.abstract Arid regions are home to unique fauna, flora, and vulnerable human populations, and present a challenge for sustainable land-use management. The authors undertook an assessment and valuation of three key services, grazing, tourism and water supply in the arid Succulent Karoo biome in western South Africa - a globally recognised biodiversity hotspot. They were looking for ways and values that could be used to promote conservation in this region through the adoption of sustainable land-use practices which have human welfare benefits. Their study adopted a variety of methods in valuing these services in developing ranges of values for these services. At the biome level, total annual values ranged from $19 - 114 million for grazing, $2 - $20 million for tourism, and $300 - 3120 million for water. These values are generally low compared with values derived for other biomes and regions and do not adequately reflect known dependence and the importance of ecosystem services to the residents of this biome. The ecosystems here provide small but critical benefits enabling communities to sustain themselves and small changes in service levels can have major welfare effects. Highlighting these sensitivities will require finding more appropriate ways to link ecological and social factors. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Workflow request;5912
dc.subject Conservation en_US
dc.subject Arid environments en_US
dc.subject Ecosystem en_US
dc.subject Sustainable land-use en_US
dc.subject Land-use management en_US
dc.subject Biodiversity en_US
dc.subject Arid biodiversity en_US
dc.subject Karoo biome en_US
dc.title The possibilities and pitfalls presented by a pragmatic approach to ecosystem service valuation in an arid biodiversity hotspot en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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