The international training on ecosystem management for sustainable development in transboundary areas will take place on 19 – 26 October 2017 at the DMZ Ecotourism Center located in Paju-si, Republic of Korea. This one-week course is jointly organized by ESP Asia Regional Office, Gyeonggi provincial government and Gyeonggi Tourism Organization and this year thirteen participants from Primorsky Krai, Russia will attend the course bringing with their diverse transboundary nature management experiences. [Read more…] about International training on ES management
ESP connects over 3000 ecosystem services scientists, policy makers and practitioners who work together in more than 40 Working Groups and a growing number of National Networks on all continents. ESP regularly organises World and Regional conferences and provides many Services to further enhance the application of ecosystem services for nature conservation, ecosystem restoration and sustainable management. Partner up with ESP and join in the global effort for the future of our Natural Capital!
This new study uses the value transfer methodology to calculate a broad value for 7 Ramsar wetlands in Costa Rica, in order to start the discussion about the ecosystem services approach with the government so they can design new policies, institutions and financial mechanisms to better manage this natural capital. [Read more…] about Economic value of wetlands in Costa Rica (Spanish)
This workshop titled Restoring Landscapes to Improve Freshwater Ecosystems: Digital Tools for Designing Green Infrastructure Networks (GINs) will take place in Santander, Spain, 25 – 27 October 2017.
This workshop is designed to provide a robust science and technology foundation for the design and implementation of GIN. The workshop will consist of class lectures, discussions, hands-on computer use and field time to demonstrate how state-of-the-art virtual watersheds, coupled to analysis tools, can be used to design GIN. [Read more…] about Workshop: Restoring Landscapes to Improve Freshwater Ecosystems
The conference Landscape 2018 – Frontiers of agricultural landscape research organised by Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) will take place 12-16 March 2018, in Berlin and Müncheberg, Germany. Registration and abstract submission are open. Abstract submission deadline is 20 September 2017.
The aim of the conference is to present recent advances in landscape research to enhance the development of sustainable agricultural land use and landscape strategies. The particular objective is to bring together key findings from relevant disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches as well as from basic and application-oriented research. [Read more…] about Landscape 2018 – Call for papers
We’d like to call your attention to a new paper that estimates the future value of global ecosystem services under four scenarios to the year 2050. The paper was authored by Ida Kubiszewski, Robert Costanza, Sharolyn Anderson and Paul Sutton.
Results show that the global value of ecosystem services can either decrease by USD $51 trillion/yr or increase by USD $30 trillion/yr, depending on which scenario we choose. [Read more…] about The future value of ecosystem services: Global scenarios and national implications