Reply to Bridgewater and Babin: Need for a new protected area category for ecosystem services


Weihua Xu, Yi Xiao, Jingjing Zhang, Wu Yang, Lu Zhang, Vanessa Hull, Zhi Wang, Hua Zheng, Jianguo Liu, Stephen Polasky, Ling Jiang, Yang Xiao, Xuewei Shi, Enming Rao, Fei Lu, Xiaoke Wang, Gretchen C. Daily, and Zhiyun Ouyang

Journal or Book Title: PNAS

Volume/Issue: Vol. 114/No.22

Page Number(s): E4319–E4320

Year Published: 2017


We thank Bridgewater and Babin for their perspective. We are aware of, and appreciate, the consideration of ecosystem services in the management of Biosphere Reserves. However, we see a strong imperative for establishing a protected area category focused specifically on protecting ecosystem services, for several key reasons articulated in our paper and below...

DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1703083114

Type of Publication: Journal Article