An example of an ecosystem service: The Yanococha Reserve in Ecuador provides clean water to the capital, Quito.

*Ecosystem services* (natural resources, which provide a vital service to humans), such as food, water, fuel wood and climate regulation benefit local people and also the global community. The World Land Trust purchases and protects land for conservation and by doing this is ensuring these natural resources are protected too. To explain more about this important conservation issue and how WLT projects are helping to protect vital services, we have added some information pages to our website. Learn more about ecosystem services and how WLT’s work help safeguard them »