The elements included in this platform have been selected based on two main criteria: 1) they should represent a significant aspect of the total forest protection value; and 2) data availability should make feasible to geographically differentiate values. The platform is open to include other value items. The following elements are particularly relevant: Recreation and tourism, health impacts of deforestation and forest fires, additional hydrological effects including watershed and flood protection, freshwater supplies, fishery, opportunity values of conserving the forest, including agriculture and livestock values, and wider regional climate effects of Amazon deforestation.