ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Biodiversity and Science–Policy Interface in India’s Livestock Sector

The Valuation Conundrum

Valuation of biodiversity and ecosystem services is considered essential to formulate policies for sustainable development. But monetary valuation of BES reinforces the prevalent science-policy relationships that have led to the erosion of biodiversity. The livestock sector with multiple ecosystem services, valued for its contribution to the economy, strong policy and programme agendas, livestock breeding and maintenance sciences is used to illustrate the science-policy interface and the choices made for livestock improvement and for livestock biodiversity.



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