Table 1. Marine biodiversity and ecosystem services: value, threats and conservation in the three case study regions: Pacific Island Countries and Territories, Southern Ocean and UK coast. from Valuing biodiversity and ecosystem services: a useful way to manage and conserve marine resources?

The three regions differ in terms of the benefits they provide to humans, the threats they are experiencing and how they are managed. They provide useful contrasting case studies from which to begin to explore the current state of knowledge about using a valuation approach (methods, challenges, impacts) in marine conservation and management.