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Help restore Brazil’s governance of globally important ecosystem services

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Fig. 1: Ecosystem services as opportunities for global sustainable development.

Carbon sequestration, Banksia films; climate regulation, extreme event regulation, biodiversity, medicine, crop genetic diversity and non-timber provision, Pixabay; cultural, spiritual and inspirational values, Bernardo M. Flores (left image) and Gleilson Miranda / Governo do Acre, Flickr, under a Creative Commons license CC BY 2.0 (right image); timber provision, Carolina Levis.


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We thank all 1,230 signatories for supporting this article; a full list of signatories and their affiliations appears in Supplementary Table 2. We also thank UNEP for providing the ecosystem assets dataset. C.L. thanks CNPq for a post-doctoral fellowship (CNPq 159440/2018-1). B.M.F. is funded by São Paulo Research Foundation Grant FAPESP 2016/25086-3. M.H. and B.M.F. acknowledge the project grant from Instituto Serrapilheira/Serra-1709–18983. N.P. thanks CNPq for a productivity fellowship (CNPq 310443/2015-6). C.R.C. thanks CNPq for a productivity fellowship (CNPq 303477/2018-0).

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C.L. and B.M.F. conceived and designed the work; C.L., B.M.F., G.G.M., A.P.M., J.V.C.-S., P.B.A., N.P., M.H. and C.R.C. interpreted the data; C.L. and B.M.F. drafted the work and G.G.M., A.P.M., J.V.C.-S., P.B.A., N.P., M.H. and C.R.C. substantively revised it.

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Levis, C., Flores, B.M., Mazzochini, G.G. et al. Help restore Brazil’s governance of globally important ecosystem services. Nat Ecol Evol 4, 172–173 (2020).

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