IPBES aims to finalize five assessments at the sixth session of the IPBES Plenary, in March 2018: four regional assessments of biodiversity and ecosystem services (for Africa, the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe and Central Asia) and the thematic assessment on land degradation and restoration. [Read more…] about IPBES invites to Participate in External Review of Assessments by Governments and Experts
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!
The Ph.D research project lead by Darinka Gonzalez, entitled “Linking Marine and Coastal Ecosystem Services to Human Health and wellbeing: a multidisciplinary approach” aims to evaluate tourists’ perceptions of marine and coastal cultural ecosystem services and their contribution to human health and well-being.
As part of this project and in order to increase the sample size, Ms Gonzalez developed a short 5-minute survey that asks you to identify, based on your own experience, what you feel and appreciate most when visiting a coastal zone. The project team kindly ask your cooperation to fill the on-line survey. Please click here to complete the survey
In this month’s issue of the ESP Update you will find updates on the upcoming ESP World Conference, including the rationale behind the location and main theme of the conference “Ecosystem Services for Eco-civilization: Restoring connections between people and landscapes through nature-based solutions”; announcements of ecosystem services events and vacancies, and more. [Read more…] about ESP April Update
This webinar will introduce TESSA (the Toolkit for Ecosystem Service Site-based Assessment). TESSA provides accessible guidance on low-cost methods for how to evaluate the benefits people receive from nature (ecosystem services) at particular sites (e.g.KBAs, community forests, Ramsar sites) in order to generate information that can be used to influence decision making. [Read more…] about TESSA Webinar for Ecosystem Services Partnership, 17 May
ACES: A Community on Ecosystem Services, along with Ecosystem Markets and the Ecosystem Services Partnership(ESP), will host the ACES 2018 Conference in Washington DC on December 3-7, 2018. Plan to attend this important meeting that provides an open forum for sharing experiences, methods, and tools for assessing and incorporating ecosystem services into public and private decisions. [Read more…] about ACES 2018: Save the date