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Ecosystems and Human Well-being

The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment Synthesis Reports

The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment conducted from 2001 to 2005 evaluates the impact of ecosystem change on human well-being and provides a scientific basis for the conservation and sustainable use of ecosystems.

It examines the linkages between ecosystems and human well-being, particularly on ecosystem services such as provisioning, regulating, cultural, and supporting services. The assessment posits that people are integral parts of ecosystems, and changes in the human condition cause changes in ecosystems and vice versa. The MA synthesizes existing knowledge from scientific literature, private sector, practitioners, local communities, and indigenous peoples to provide scientifically credible answers to policy-relevant questions.

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Millennium Ecosystem Assessment Report

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