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Mediterranean Sea: Ecosystems, Economic Importance and by Terrence B. Hughes

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Here is when the ecosystem service concept, if correctly explained, becomes highly useful to convince people about the importance to protect such sources of man’s welfare, the ecosystems that are providing with these services to us. The ecosystem service concept also offer the possibility for changing the way we protect nature, moving from traditional conservational positions, many times seen by people as contra posed to development, towards a logic of conservation for development (Folke, 2006; Gómez-Baggethun and RuizPérez, 2011).

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