This article was originally published on Loop.
Pacific island people rely heavily on ecosystem services and natural resources to support their national economies and community livelihoods. Today, these same ecosystems are under threat from climate change and other stressors such as population growth, natural disasters, deforestation, pollution, and unsustainable management of natural resources.
In highlighting the ecosystem approach for social-ecological resilience and climate change adaptation, SPREP’s Director of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Management, Mr Stuart Chape said “Ecosystem services are vitally important for resilience and sustainable development across a whole suite of economic and social agendas in Pacific island countries and territories…”
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