Ecosystem services


These are the advantages that ecosystems provide to people and communities, according to the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. Ecosystems can provide “regulating services” like flood control, land degradation, drought control, and disease control, as well as “provisioning services” like food and water, “supporting services” like soil formation and nutrient cycling, and “cultural services” like recreational, spiritual, religious, and other non-material benefits. The foundation for maintaining ecosystem services, particularly those that contribute to reduced disaster risks, is the integrated management of land, water, and living resources that encourages conservation and sustainable usage.


  • HG (2020, February 22). Common Terminologies (A-z) Of Disaster Risk Reduction & Management. Humanitarian Global. Retrieved December 6, 2023, from Link