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Out of the Blue: The Value of Seagrasses to the Environment and to People

The importance of seagrasses is highlighted in a new report, Out of the Blue: The Value of Seagrasses to the Environment and to People, released by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) together with GRID-Arendal and UNEP’s World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC). Seagrasses

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Greening the Grey: A framework for integrated green grey infrastructure.

The University of Glasgow (with Oxford University and NERC) have created a Framework for green-grey infrastructure. The IGGI report includes16 detailed case studies and 30 vignette examples of costed, innovative real world exemplars where "green" habitat has been included in grey

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Wildlife diseases on the increase

The "Wildlife diseases on the increase" policy brief focuses on Wildlife diseases, highlighting their increase and the threat they pose to Europe’s biodiversity, and proposing policy recommendations using the Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) fungus as an example. The 4-page brief is

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Mapping and assessment of ecosystem services in Natura 2000 sites of the Niraj - Tarnava Mica region

The goal of the project is to assess and map the most important ecosystem services of the area based on the perception, valuation and utilization of the services by the local residents.

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A quantitative review of relationships between ecosystem services

These are the figures that are published in "A quantitative review of relationships between ecosystem services" in Ecological Indicators in 2016. In this publication, we analysed 67 case studies that studied 476 pairwise ES combinations. The relationships between these pairs of ES were

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Policy Brief: EU bioenergy policies at the crossroad

The policy brief summarizes policy messages on bioenergy production in the EU

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Measures to increase ecosystem resilience and avoid tipping points

The "Measures to increase ecosystem resilience and avoid tipping points" brief presents how the results from the BiodivERsA-funded TipTree, TIPPINGPOND and EC21C projects allow characterization of tipping points for two types of European ecosystems, forests and ponds. It also proposes

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Natural Capital Protocol Toolkit

The Natural Capital Protocol Toolkit is an interactive database that helps businesses find the right tools to measure and value their impacts and dependencies on natural capital as they use the Natural Capital Protocol. By tools, we mean any resource, methodology or approach that is relevant to

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Blue Carbon Mapping tool

The Blue Carbon Toolkit integrates both online and offline (tablet-based) technology for assessing and validating coastal 'blue carbon' habitats (mangroves, saltmarsh, seagrass etc). The tool allows habitat validations to be completed in the field using an offline, tablet-based validation

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EFISCEN

EFISCEN is a large-scale forest model that projects forest resource development on regional to European scale, based on detailed national forest inventory data and scenarios. These scenarios are mainly determined by management actions, but the model can also take into account changes in forest area

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Demystifying Green Infrastructure

As well as its intrinsic value, it is becoming increasingly clear just how important GI is for climate change adaptation, biodiversity and human health and wellbeing. Clearly, the protection and enhancement of our GI is vital, and the construction and property sector must play a central role in

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Urban greenspace – space for nature and people?

The British Ecological Society’s (BES) Scottish Policy Group (SPG) teamed up with the Ecosystem Services Community (ESCom) Scotland to run their first joint event, a pie and a pint night on urban greenspace. Discussions were focussed on the question: ‘Are the provision and management of greenspace

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Integrated Assessment and Valuation of Ecosystem Services: Guidelines and Experiences

As the ecosystem service concept has become more widely recognised, so the number of biophysical, socio-cultural and monetary methods available to assess ecosystem services has increased. There is relatively little guidance on how to select and combine these methods into hybrid approaches that

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FSC Ecosystem Services Procedure

The FSC Ecosystem Services Procedure provides new tools to strengthen incentives for the protection of ecosystem services: - Impact verification: The procedure provides a global approach that FSC certificate holders can use to demonstrate the impact of their forest management activities on

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Method Factsheet - Mitigation cost-based evaluation

Mitigation cost-based valuation methods are a group of 'exchange-based' techniques that use the cost of actual measures to maintain ecosystem service provision as a proxy for the value of avoiding, mitigating or restoring the loss of services ecosystems provide. Cost-based methods give a

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Identifying effective approaches for monitoring national natural capital for policy use

In order to effectively manage natural resources at national scales national decision makers require data on the natural capital which supports the delivery of Ecosystem Services (ES). Key data sources used for the provision of national natural capital metrics include Satellite Remote Sensing (

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Belgium Ecosystem Services Network BEES

The Belgium Ecosystem Services (BEES) network is a community of practice, which connects research, practice and policy on ecosystem services and related issues by fostering exchange and real-life networking events.

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Assessment and mapping of ecosystem services - Development of methods for assessment and mapping of ecosystem services of marine and inland waters

The general purpose of the project "Development methods for assessment and mapping of ecosystem services of marine and inland waters" is to help stop the decrease of biodiversity in water bodies and damaging of ecosystem in the European Union by supporting the preservation and restoration

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The BioClim project: Climate change adaptation strategy for the natural environment and bioeconomy in Estonia

BioClim, carried out between January and August 2015, was a project concentrating on mapping the current situation, analysing the climate change impacts and possible adaptation measures for the natural environment and bioeconomy in Estonia.

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BiodivERsA Stakeholder Engagement Handbook

The BiodivERsA Stakeholder Engagement Handbook is a practical guide designed to assist research teams identify relevant stakeholders to engage with in order to enhance the impact and social relevance of their work. The Handbook draws upon exiting literature and presents case studies that provide

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