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Measuring Ecosystem Services: Guidance on Developing Ecosystem Services Indicators

These guidelines have been produced to support the development of ecosystem service indicators at the national and regional level for uses in reporting, assessments, policy making, biodiversity conservation, ecosystem management, environmental management, development planning and education. The guidance contains four key sections:

1. Introduction to ecosystem service indicators (section 1)

2. Steps in developing ecosystem service indicators (section 2)

3. Mainstreaming ecosystem service indicators (section 3)

4. Ecosystem indicators developed and piloted in South Africa (section 4)

Measuring Ecosystem Services: Guidance on Developing Ecosystem Services Indicators