Document Type : Primary Research paper
Department of Botany, Sikkim University, Tadong, Gangtok, Sikkim 737102, India
Wetlands provide important and diverse benefits to people around the world, contributing various ecosystem services. The assessment of provisioning and cultural ecosystem services provided by Satajan wetland of North Lakhimpur, Assam revealed that wetlands provide livelihood benefits to the local people especially the Mishing tribe as well as it providesvarious other services to the human being like irrigation water, enhancement of soil fertility, habitat provision to various aquatic animals and plants for which further study is suggested. For the valuation of the provisioning services in the wetland different pricing methods were used such as Market Cost Valuation method, Alternative Valuation method, etc.The evaluated value of the provisioning services of Satajan wetland and Bird sanctuary of Assam was recorded and evaluated which indicates that this wetland contributes several benefits to the villagers nearby and also to the people as a whole. Though, Provisioning Ecosystem services give more livelihood support than that of other Ecosystem services.