Scaphiophryne gottlebei

Conservation through payments for an ecosystem service?

Joerg U. Ganzhorn


Editorial for MCD Volume 6, Issue 2


Conservation; tortoises; reptiles; herps; ecosystem payment; ecosystem services;

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