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Table 2 Ecosystem services categories according to MEA

From: Factors shaping local people’s perception of ecosystem services in the Atacora Chain of Mountains, a biodiversity hotspot in northern Benin

Provisioning services Regulating services Cultural services Supporting services
▪ Food ▪ Climate regulation ▪ Spiritual and religious ▪ Soil formation
▪ Fresh water ▪ Disease regulation ▪ Recreation and ecotourism ▪ Nutrient cycling
▪ Fuelwood ▪ Water regulation ▪ Aesthetic ▪ Primary production
▪ Fiber ▪ Water purification ▪ Inspirational  
▪ Biochemical ▪ Pollination ▪ Educational  
   ▪ Sense of place  
   ▪ Cultural heritage