Ecosystem services are those processes or ecosystem services that benefit the human being and that improve people’s health, economy and / or quality of life. Ecosystem services can be provisioning, regulating and maintaining, and cultural:
- Provisioning services are those products or services that the ecosystem offers, such as fishing and salt.
- Provisioning services are those products or services that the ecosystem offers, such as fishing and salt. Regulation and maintenance services are those that regulate ecosystem processes such as chemical, physical and / or biological conditions, for example, the regulation of climate change or the control of soil erosion.
- Cultural services are the non-material benefits that people require a physical, intellectual or spiritual interaction with their environment, such as sports, tourism, scientific research, environmental education or moral and mental well-being.
The University of Murcia, one of the partners of the LIFE Salinas Project, investigates what ecosystem services the Regional Park offers with the aim of putting them in value and making better use of them. In addition, it is intended to know the assessment that users of the protected area (tourists, businessmen, technicians, naturalists, etc.) give to ecosystem services, so a survey has been launched that will be available until the end of the project and that you can consult here.