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Trade-off

Definition:

An exchange of one thing in return for another, especially relinquishment of one benefit or advantage for another regarded as more desirable.

Source: Answers.com Dictionary 

More:

Management choices that intentionally or otherwise change the type, magnitude, and relative mix of services provided by ecosystems.

Source: Millennium Ecosystem Assessment  Glossary

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GreenFacts Summary on Ecosystem Change:

Translation(s):

Español: Contrapartida
Français: Contrepartie
Nederlands: Trade-off

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