Method Factsheet: Ecochain - Participatory Biodiversity Management

Eco Chain is an approach to raise the awareness of local people with respect to the interdependence and relationships between different components of ecosystems in a given landscape which are interconnected like a chain, i.e. it is necessary to maintain biodiversity to preserve its associated ES. The approach aims to motivate people to conserve habitats and biodiversity through the process of Participatory Biodiversity Management. This blends scientific principles with indigenous knowledge and includes participation of the stakeholders in: 1) Identifying the problems; 2) Assessing the available resources and trade-offs, 3)Setting the goals and 4) Developing action plans to reach the goals.

Associated Oppla members

  • Paula HarrisonPaula Harrison

    Centre for Ecology and Hydrology

    UK More