Editorial: Nature as Heritage

  title={Editorial: Nature as Heritage},
  author={Thymio Papayannis and Peter Ashby Howard},
  journal={International Journal of Heritage Studies},
  pages={298 - 307}
  • Thymio Papayannis, Peter Ashby Howard
  • Published 2007
  • Sociology
  • International Journal of Heritage Studies
  • After the turn of the 21st century and during the first half of the current decade, a number of prominent international organisations1 mobilised thousands of scientists throughout the world to produce the Millennium Ecosystems Assessment (MEA), which documented the value of nature for human beings and the degradation to which it continues to be subjected. One by-product of the MEA is the concept of ‘ecosystem services’—services rendered by nature to humans of significance for combating poverty… CONTINUE READING

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