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Amenity and recreation values of tropical forests: an ecosystem services perspective

Code: 9781786769022
Gamini Herath, Monash University, Malaysia

Chapter synopsis: This chapter discusses the role of ecosystem services (ESS) in enhancing recreational and amenity services of tropical forests. It outlines the relationship between forests, recreation and tourism, including the concepts and issues involved in policy making. This chapter discusses the challenges involved and examples of failures in managing ESS sustainably in relation to recreation to show how they might be better managed in the future.

DOI: 10.19103/AS.2020.0074.17
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Table of contents 1 Introduction 2 The importance of ecosystem services 3 Overexploitation of forest ecosystem services (ESS) 4 Valuing recreational and amenity services of tropical forests 5 Innovative approaches to recreation and amenity ESS 6 Improving forest-based recreation activities: options and challenges 7 Conclusions 8 References

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