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    Assessment and value of ecosystem services of Mukogodo forest landscape, Kenya
    XV World Forestry Congress, 2-6 May 2022
    2022
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    In Kenya, land degradation is caused by a growing human population, poor land-use practices, and a lack of appreciation of the economic costs of degradation among other factors. One of the landscapes facing land degradation is the Mukogodo. There is empirical evidence that most environmental degradation is driven largely by a lack of appreciation of the economic values of ecosystem services provided by natural landscapes. The purpose of this study was to determine the economic value of the Mukogodo landscape. Data on forest use and benefits from the landscape were collected from 230 households using structured and semi-structured questionnaires and supplemented with Focus Group Discussions, Key Informant Interviews, and rapid market surveys of key forest products in urban townships. Carbon stocks assessment was undertaken from fifty-one (51) temporary sample plots established across six vegetation classes applying the National sampling framework procedures. Economic values of Ecosystem services were estimated using Market prices, Contingent valuation, Cost-based, and Benefit Transfer (BT) techniques. The total economic value (TEV) of the Mukogodo landscape was about KES 9.1billion /year (US$ 85million /year). Regulating and supporting services formed the bulk of TEV of about 50%, emphasizing the importance of intangible use values in the landscape sustainable management. This paper has highlighted the contribution of the Mukogodo landscape to the local economy. This information can influence the attitudes of stakeholders and increase commitments to the sustainable management of the landscape. Keywords: Ecosystem Services, Total economic Value (TEV), Landscape, Livelihoods, sustainable ID: 3485318
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    Valuation of marine and estuarine coastal ecosystem services in the Canary Current large marine ecosystem region / Évaluation des services écosystémiques marins côtiers et estuariens dans la région du grand écosystème marin du courant des Canaries 2020
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    Ecosystem valuation is a process that assigns a monetary value to the benefits that are provided by an ecosystem and its ecosystem services. This study carries out the economic valuation of marine and estuarine coastal ecosystem services in the Canary Current Marine Ecosystem (CCLME). The CCLME stretches along the coast of Western Africa, from Morocco to Guinea, and is characterized by high biological productivity due to the upwelling of deep, cold oceanic waters along this coast. This also supports a high abundance of fish resources (both pelagic and demersal) and overall high biodiversity. This study reviews and assesses ecosystem services provided by the marine areas, coastal mangroves and seagrass meadows. These coastal areas not only provide habitats for some commercial fish species, but also feeding grounds, nurseries, or refuges. Therefore, mangroves and seagrasses can play an important role in maintaining fish stocks. L’évaluation des écosystèmes est un processus qui attribue une valeur monétaire aux avantages offerts par un écosystème et ses services écosystémiques. Cette étude cherche à réaliser une évaluation économique des services des écosystèmes côtiers marins et estuariens dans l’écosystème marin du courant des Canaries (CCLME). Le CCLME s’étend le long des côtes de l’Afrique de l’Ouest, du Maroc à la Guinée, et se caractérise par une productivité biologique élevée due à la remontée d’eaux océaniques froides et profondes (upwelling) le long de cette côte. Cela favorise également une grande abondance de ressources halieutiques (pélagiques et démersales) et une biodiversité globale élevée. Cette étude examine et évalue les services écosystémiques fournis par les zones marines, les mangroves côtières et les herbiers marins. Ces zones côtières fournissent non seulement des habitats pour certaines espèces de poissons commerciales, mais constituent également des aires d’alimentation, de nourriceries ou des refuges. Par conséquent, les mangroves et les herbiers marins peuvent jouer un rôle important dans le maintien des stocks de poissons.

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