Ecosystem services

Ecosystem services are the numerous and diverse benefits that people openly benefit from the natural surroundings and also from properly-functioning ecosystems. Such ecosystems contain, by way of instance, agroecosystems, forest ecosystems, grassland ecosystems and aquatic ecosystems. These ecosystems working properly supplies such matters such as agricultural produce, lumber, and aquatic organisms including fishes and fishes. Together, these advantages have become called'ecosystem services', and are frequently essential to the provisioning of fresh drinking water, the decomposition of wastes, as well as also the natural pollination of plants and other crops. Supporting services comprise services like nutrient cycling, primary production, soil formation, habitat supply and pollination.

Habitat Conservation

Habitat conservation for wild species is among the most crucial problems facing the environment today - both in the sea and on land. As human populations increase, land usage grows, and wild species have smaller distances to call house. Over fifty percent of all Earth's terrestrial surface was changed because of human activity, leading to extreme deforestation, erosion and loss of topsoil, biodiversity loss, and even extinction. Species can't survive out their normal habitat with no human intervention, like the habitats within a zoo or aquarium, such as. Maintaining habitats is vital to maintaining biodiversity. Migratory species are especially vulnerable to habitat destruction since they have a tendency to occupy more than a natural habitat. Changing a natural habitat slightly may bring about a domino effect that hurts the whole ecosystem.

Supporting services

While scientists and environmentalists have discussed ecosystem solutions implicitly for a long time, the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) from the early 2000s popularized this idea. Additionally, ecosystem services are grouped into four broad classes:
Supporting services
Provisioning

like the creation of water and food

Supporting services
Regulating

like the control of disease and climate

Supporting services
Encouraging

including nutrient cycles and oxygen generation

Supporting services
Ethnic

such as recreational and spiritual advantages

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HCTF Office Closure

In support of efforts to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the HCTF office will be closed to the public from March 17th to March 27th. During this time our employees will be working from home wherever possible but will still be available to responding to your email inquiries and phone calls as normal.... Read more »

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In support of efforts to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the HCTF office will be closed to the public from March 17th to March 27th. During this time our employees will be working from home wherever possible but will still be available to responding to your email inquiries and phone calls as normal.... Read more »

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In support of efforts to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the HCTF office will be closed to the public from March 17th to March 27th.

During this time our employees will be working from home wherever possible but will still be available to responding to your email inquiries and phone calls as normal. Currently, we are planning to reopen our office doors on Monday, March 30th but will reassess this over the next two weeks as more information is made available.

The Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation team thanks you for your patience and understanding. The health and safety of our employees and the BC public is of greatest importance at this time and we encourage you to take the advice of medical experts and observe social distancing procedures as well.

Stay safe!

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