A workshop on assessing and analyzing multi-species natural forest in Turkey was held in Artvin, Turkey in May, with the participation of 20 foresters, scholars, and graduate students. The workshop consisted of two days of field survey, measuring naturally mixed forests (spruce, scotch pine, and beech), two days of data analysis with R software, and one day of training for preparing scientific paper. In addition, visits to three national parks as well as Sumela Monastry were carried out. [Read more…] about Update from SWG 3 – ES in Forestry Production Systems
The WaterCoG project invites you to participate in a survey on stakeholder involvement in water management.
The Interreg NorthSea VB project WaterCoG implements collaborative processes in five countries to test how the implementation of EU directives can be achieved at a local level in the North Sea Region. This aims also to raise awareness on the benefits generated by water related ecosystems and show if / how they can be better realized in processes actively involving local and regional stakeholders. [Read more…] about Interreg NorthSea project: WaterCo-Goverance
The 1st Brazilian Assessment on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Brazil will be launched in November with the collaboration of over 100 scientists.
To produce regular syntheses of the best available knowledge by academic science and traditional knowledge on Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and their relations with human well-being and to promote dialogues with different sectors of society. That is the mission of the Brazilian Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services – BPBES. To accomplish this, BPBES will launch, on November 2018, the 1st Brazilian Assessment on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. [Read more…] about Framing biodiversity and ecosystem services into Brazil’s development process
The “Water Management and Ecosystem Services” Workshop was organized on 10-11 May 2018 in Ankara. More than 100 participants from nearly 60 institutions including public authorities, the private sector, universities, municipalities and non-governmental organizations attended the workshop. The workshop focused on ecosystem services as a management tool in water management. During the working group session, main water related problems in the sectors dependent on water as well as possible nature based solutions that could be implemented in Turkey, potential actors and collaborations were discussed. [Read more…] about DKM Workshop: Water Management and Ecosystem Services
Central Asia comprises a vast area stretching from the Western Siberian lowlands to the Tian Shan and Pamir mountain ranges and from the Altai to the Caspian Sea. Its topography is characterized by vast deserts and mountainous regions. In total, 20 percent of the approximately four million square kilometres that make up Central Asia is covered by mountains. The region’s location in the centre of the Eurasian landmass, far from humid ocean currents, determines its arid climate and results in a rich diversity of landscapes,with more than twenty different ecosystems. [Read more…] about Outlook on climate change adaptation in the Central Asian mountain ecosystems