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When payments for ecosystem conservation stop

Whether payments for ecosystem services (PES) are effective and how they change the motivations of land and resource users in the long-term is still controversial. A study of a program in Ecuador provides encouraging results regarding what happens if payments stop.

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Rode, J. When payments for ecosystem conservation stop. Nat Sustain 5, 15–16 (2022).

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