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Ecosystem services

Dr. Nathan B. English discusses what ecosystem services are and how are they valued by human society

The natural environment provides us with many important services. These are known as ecosystem services.

Watch Dr. Nathan B. English describe some of the ecosystem services that are provided by a healthy, functioning natural environment and explain how those systems can be degraded both naturally and by humans.

Now it’s your turn

Dr. English gives us some examples of valuable ecosystem services. Can you think of some other tangible important services provided by ecosystems? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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