Nature Conservation Centre (Doğa Koruma Merkezi; DKM) is a foundation established in 2004 in Turkey. DKM is a member of ESP and throughout its work, DKM uses conservation science to deliver conservation solutions which are comprehensive and innovative. One of topics on which DKM in specializes is the ecosystem services, especially mapping ecosystem services. One of the main objectives of DKM is to share and disseminate spatial information on ecosystem services to different sectors and to bring into the agenda of spatial planning. Within this scope, we have started a new project for mapping urban ecosystem services. [Read more…] about Urban Ecosystem Services are being mapped in Ankara
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!
Our August Update is here, bringing you the news from the global ESP community.
In this month’s issue you can find:
- ESP10 – what do you need to know about the Ecosystem Services Marketplace during the conference business day;
- Building the investment case for business-driven landscape restoration – a new publication introducing the Guidelines for Integrated ES Assessment;
- News from Biome Working Group 8 – Polar regions & High mountains;
- News from ESP Brazil and our chapter in West and Central Asia;
- More news from our partners – collaboration calls, vacancies, publications and upcoming events.
The recently published article “Soil quality indicators – From soil functions to ecosystem services” shows how a soil quality index based on ecosystem services (ES) and soil functions was developed by coupling 10 soil functions with 16 ES. This ES-based soil quality index emphasizes the multi-functionality of soils and illustrates an effective trade-off assessment together with considerations of various stakeholder interests.
Find the full article here.
The University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and the International Institute of Tropical (IITA) are leading a multi-institutional initiative to develop the Congo Basin Institute (CBI), which is a model for how universities, NGOs, and private business can partner in international development. The CBI’s mission is to find integrative breakthrough solutions that conserve the environment and meet the vital needs of the developing world. [Read more…] about Research Fellow – GCRF Trade, Development and the Environment (TRADE) Hub, Cameroon
In this recent publication Rudolf de Groot, Associate Professor, Environmental Systems Analysis (ESA-WUR) and Chair Ecosystem Services Partnership, and Simon Moolenaar (PhD) Head of Science & Education at Commonland lay out the case for business-driven landscape restoration and introduce the “Guidelines for Integrated Assessment to value and capture the benefits of landscape restoration, nature conservation and sustainable ecosystem management”.
The Guidelines are a practical methodology developed to analyze, quantify, and where possible, monetize the benefits of large-scale landscape restoration. [Read more…] about Building the investment case for business-driven landscape restoration