Ecosystem-Based Management (EBM)

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Definition of Ecosystem-Based Management (EBM):
Ecosystem-based management (EBM) is a term used to describe a balanced way of managing resources while taking the surrounding ecosystem into account. There is no one definition of EBM, but this early definition has stood the test of time and is widely quoted: "…ecosystem management is integrating scientific knowledge of ecological relationships within a complex sociopolitical and values framework toward the general goal of protecting native ecosystem integrity over the long term." [1]
This is the common definition for Ecosystem-Based Management (EBM), other definitions can be discussed in the article


  1. Grumbine, R. E. “What is Ecosystem Management?” Conservation Biology 8 (1994): pp. 27-38.