Important reports related to ecosystem services.


Have Sharks Become the Golden Goose for Coast Countries? Shark Research Newsletter, Spring 2013, Volume 22:1, p. 4-5.

This article lists values and bibliographic information regarding non-consumptive use values of mantas and sharks for the following locations: the Maldives, Western Australia, Thailand, South Africa, Belize, Donsol, the Seychelles, the Bahamas, the Canary Islands, Fiji, Yap and Palau, as well as global values.


Millenium Ecosystem Assessment

The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment assessed the consequences of ecosystem change for human well-being. From 2001 to 2005, the MA involved the work of more than 1,360 experts worldwide. Their findings provide a state-of-the-art scientific appraisal of the condition and trends in the world’s ecosystems and the services they provide, as well as the scientific basis for action to conserve and use them sustainably.


TEEB Reports

The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity, or TEEB, is an initiative launched by Germany, the European Commission, and UNEP. Its aim is to provide a better understanding of the economic value of ecosystem services while providing tools for policy makers. A variety of reports can be found on their website.


White House Report: Sustaining Environmental Capital

The July 2011 "Report to the President - Sustaining Environmental Capital:Protecting Society and the Economy" outlines recommendations by the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. The Council emphasizes the importance of addressing both environmental and economic dimensions of well-being in policy.


Payments in Ecosystem Services: Getting Started in Marine and Coastal Ecosystems


Published in February 2010 by Forest Trends and The Katoomba Group this report gives readers a solid understanding of Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) and how PES deals work in the marine environment.