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Using ecosystem valuation to protect the Atlantic Rainforest: the case of the Oasis Project

Project: Journal Articles

Sovacool, B.V. 2011, "Using ecosystem valuation to protect the Atlantic Rainforest: the case of the Oasis Project", Society & Natural Resources: An International Journal, vol. 24, no. 10, pp. 1096-1104.


  • Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, Singapor


Society & Natural Resources: An International Journal

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  • The article presents the Oasis Project, "an ecosystem payments scheme that protects parts of the remaining Atlantic Rainforest in Brazil in order to preserve drinking water and biodiversity".
  • The Oasis Project aims to provide drinking water to approximately 17 million in the Sao Paulo metropolitan region by financially compensating landowners engaged in maintaining forest cover in their proprieties. The initiative reached over 700 hectares until the publication of this article.
  • The author indicates that the Oasis Project is a credible initiative of payment for ecosystem services, and may be used as a successful example for other conservation actions.

Geographical Region

  • Coastal Atlantic South America
  • Country

  • Brazil
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