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Payments For Ecosystem Services

Fiji - Sovi Basin Protected Area

The Sovi Basin is Fiji’s largest remaining undisturbed lowland forest, providing fresh water to tens of thousands of people. The Sovi Basin is located on t​he island of Viti Levu, which is home to 590,000 people -  more than 70% of Fiji’s population. In recent years, the Sovi Basin has been under extreme threat from logging and agricultural land conversion.

Payments for Environmental Services An equitable approach for reducing poverty and conserving nature

Duncan, E. 2006. Payments for Environmental Services An equitable approach for reducing poverty and conserving nature.  WWF-Netherlands

This document provides useful background information on Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES). The first chapter is an overview of the traditional approaches to PES, and the second chapter provides information on WWF’s approach which is known as equitable PES.

Carbon Emissions from Forest Loss in Protected Areas.

Campbell, A., Kapos, V., Lysenko, I., Schalemann, J.P.W., Dickson, B., Gibbs, H.K., Hansen, M., Mikes, L. 2008.  Carbon Emissions from Forest Loss in Protected Areas. UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre.  

Natural Capital Project

Natural Capital Project.  Stanford University's Woods Institute for the Environment, University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment, The Nature Conservancy, and World Wildlife Fund.

The goal of this joint venture is to engage leaders in key institutions and meld world-class research and development with influential on-the-ground conservation programs.

Payments for Ecosystem Services: Legal and Institutional Frameworks

Greiber, T. 2009. Payments for Ecosystem Services: Legal and Institutional Frameworks. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland.

One of the objectives of this publication is to give recommendations for the future development of legal and institutional frameworks which support water-related Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) schemes and their implementation.

The Role of Protected Areas in Storing Carbon and Reducing Emissions

Campbell, A., Dickson, B., Gibbs, H., Hansen, M., Kapos, V., Lysenko, I., Miles, L. Scharlemann, J. 2009. The Role of Protected Areas in Storing Carbon and Reducing Emissions. IOP Conf. Series: Earth and Environmental Science 6.

Sustainable Financing of Protected Areas

The resources outlined below are designed to assist practitioners in the financial management of protected areas so that they can be sustained in the long-term. The majority of references are global but many of the ideas and approaches are entirely relevant to protected area practitioners in the Pacific Islands. The resources are divided into two sections:

Sustainable Financing