In this article, we will discuss Ecosystem Services and Tiger Reserves. So, let’s get started.
Ecosystem Services and Tiger Reserves
- Ecosystems Services can be defined as benefits in terms of goods or services provided by nature which are of fundamental importance to human well-being, for health, livelihoods, and survival.
- In the context of natural resource development, Tiger Reserves are the primary repositories of forests and other natural ecosystems.
- A range of ecosystem services emanate from tiger reserves such as Non Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) provisioning, employment generation, carbon sequestration, biological control, habitat for species, genepool protection, gas regulation, pollination, fuelwood, fodder grazing, watershed protection, increased soil fertility, physical and mental well being, spiritual tourism etc.