To mark International Biodiversity Day, World Bank Senior Environmental Specialist Adriana Moreira blogs on biodiversity’s importance to sustaining people and livelihoods.
Ecosystem accounts for San Martín show that ecosystems contributed nearly $60 million to the regional economy, with households receiving the most benefits.
New comprehensive Guidelines for Measuring and Valuing the Coastal Protection Services of Mangroves and Coral Reefs make clear that Mangroves and coral reefs provide significant coastal protection benefits.
An infographic on the ecosystem benefits of Quebec's Maple Forests.
Environmental damage and a disease affecting coconut trees have affected Mozambique's economy, which is highly reliant on products and services derived from healthy ecosystems. It is estimated that nationwide, over 82 percent of jobs depend on natural resources and that natural capital contributes up to 50 percent of GDP.