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A strategic response is also based on recognizing the importance of marine ecosystem services (valuing the priceless) in order to generate the political will to prevent their continued loss. Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) markets offer incentives to individuals, communities, and institutions to protect ecosystems that provide goods and services such as flood control, water purification, and nutrient cycling.
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