Ecosystem accounting in WCS priority landscapes in Madagascar

Andry Randriambololona

Ecosystem accounting is a developing practice that aims to inform the development of mechanisms to capture the economic benefits of ecosystems services to benefit conservation outcomes. Global interest in ecosystem accounting is growing, yet despite a natural resource base with a high potential economic value and strong interest in conservation payment mechanisms, ecosystem accounting has not commenced in Madagascar. The goal of this internship is to support WCS to assess the feasibility of using ecosystem accounting as a conservation tool and to develop and commence implementation of a program of work for ecosystem accounting activities in its priority landscapes.