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EG&S Success Stories From Other Countries (DU fact sheets)

In recent decades, governments have directed more public funds to enhance the provision of ecological goods and services (EGS)
from rural landscapes. The United States (US), England and Australia stand out in this movement; not only because they commit considerable resources to EGS programs, but also because their programs have evolved over time. By examining this evolution, other countries can benefit by adopting program elements that work while avoiding those that don’t. The following highlights some successful elements of EGS programs in the US, England and Australia, as well as some common challenges. Rather than providing a comprehensive review of every program, we present a selection of elements that can guide development of an EGS strategy in Canada.
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