Not Just a Pretty View: An Overview of What the Oceans Do for Us
David Suzuki Foundation and partners
Authored by: Jodi Stark, Michelle Molnar, Bill Wareham, Sutton Eaves
Partners: Living Oceans Society, Sierra Club Canada
Oceans and fresh water protecting coastal waters, conservation, Pacific North Coast Integrated Management Area (PNCIMA), eco-assets, policy and regulation, water systems, economics, natural capital
This brochure summarizes a more detailed report, Marine and Coastal Ecosystem Services, published to inform discussions about how to implement an integrated oceans management strategy in the Pacific North Coast Integrated Management Area. The concept of ecosystem goods and services — the resources and processes provided by natural systems — should be used as a foundation for sustainable economic and social development. This requires clear accounting of the ecosystem services provided by the coastal and marine environments within PNCIMA.
Marine and Coastal Ecosystem Services: A Report on Ecosystem Services in the Pacific North Coast Integrated Management Area (PNCIMA) on the British Columbia coast
This report offers suggestions for ocean conservation that should be considered in protecting ecosystem services: how our oceans function and what they offer us.