Why are the fundamental ecosystems services largely taken for granted?
(a) Because they are expensive
(b) Because they are free
(c) Because they are exploited
(d) Because they are highly-priced
I had been asked this question in unit test.
My question is taken from Ecosystem Services in chapter Ecosystem of Biology – Class 12
Right option is (b) Because they are free
The best I can explain: Ecological services are said to be the products of ecosystem processes. The base for economic, environmental and aesthetic goods and services is a healthy ecosystem. Since these services are free they are highly taken for granted.