Making legal use of the valuation of nature

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The recognition of ecosystem services and their value creates the opportunity for new approaches to conserving these services and the benefits they provide. There are considerable challenges in translating these ideas into enduring and enforceable legal mechanisms and this chapter explores how new legal rights and relationships might be used to limit and reverse the degradation of biodiversity that threatens us all.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoutledge Handbook of Biodiversity and the Law
EditorsCharles McManis, Burton Ong
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781315530857
ISBN (Print)9781138693302
Publication statusPublished - 4 Dec 2017

Publication series

NameRoutledge Handbooks


  • biodiversity
  • law
  • ecosystem services
  • biodiversity offset
  • payment for ecosystem services
  • conservation covenants

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    Reid, C. (2017). Making legal use of the valuation of nature. In C. McManis, & B. Ong (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Biodiversity and the Law (1st ed., pp. 367-376). [25] (Routledge Handbooks). Routledge.