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Ecosystem services as a tool for conservation argument: Emphasis on pollination and seed dispersal
Ecosystem Services (ESS) are the benefits of goods and services that humans enjoy from nature which are usually taken for granted. It has been used in this paper as a veritable tool for the conservation argument. Biodiversity and their critical services such as pollination, seed dispersal, climate regulation, drought mitigation and water purification as only some of these services are continually been threatened at an alarming rate. In order for these ecosystem services (ESS) to be better appreciated, their value needs to be emphasized. Ecosystem services (ESS) can be a powerful tool for conservation argument but placing a value on these services is difficult, this paper tries to put forward ecosystem services (ESS) by highlighting some of these important services and their values economically and otherwise as an approach that is working by influencing decision makers, the paper also gave evidence to support the relationship
between biodiversity per species richness and ecosystem services to support the conservation movement.