Environmental Protection Through Environmental Services Payments


  • Viviane Farias Silva Federal University of Campina Grande
  • Wanessa Regina Geraldo Lima Federal University of Campina Grande
  • Carlos Vailan Castro Bezerra Federal University of Campina Grande
  • Vera Lucia Antunes Lima Federal University of Campina Grande
  • José Geraldo Vasconcelos Baracuhy Federal University of Campina Grande




Water quality, Vegetation, Ecosystem.


To provide goods and services to human’s ecosystems need water like fish, timber, food, grains, among others. Similarly, are responsible for important services for the preservation of the quality and quantity of water available, such as the supply and maintenance of water flows and smoothing of natural disasters related to water, such as floods and droughts. This work was carried out to explain why the existence of this type of payment services in the pursuit of environmental protection exercised in several countries including environmental Brazil, based on the location of cases of payment for environmental services. Some countries have already practiced the payment for environmental services and the majority of services is related to water. Environmental service providers whose main goal that the business is profitable and remains. Payment for environmental service exists as an incentive to conserve the environment so profitable to the owner of rural land or forests ale smallholders and farmers.


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Author Biography

Viviane Farias Silva, Federal University of Campina Grande

Engenheira Agricola, Mestranda em Irrigação e Drenagem pela UFCG


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How to Cite

Silva, V. F., Lima, W. R. G., Bezerra, C. V. C., Lima, V. L. A., & Baracuhy, J. G. V. (2017). Environmental Protection Through Environmental Services Payments. Ciência E Natura, 39(3), 772–776. https://doi.org/10.5902/2179460X28455




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