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Links
  • The Valuing Nature Network brings together natural scientists and economists, alongside decision-makers in business and policy, who have an interest in valuing nature.
  • Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES): IPBES will be an interface between the scientific community and policy makers that aims to build capacity for and strengthen the use of science in policy making.
  • Integrating ecosystem services into development planning (IES)
  • TEEB – The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity
  • FAO: Payments for Environmental Services from Agricultural Landscapes
  • Ecosystem Service Indicators DatabaseThe Ecosystem Service Indicators Database (ESID) was created by the World Resources Institute to make ecosystem service metrics and indicators readily available for use in policy dialogs and decisions, in ecosystem assessments, and in natural resource management decisions.
    ESID is an online searchable database where users can find—and contribute—indicators that have been used to apply ecosystem services approaches or hold promise for doing so. Indicator descriptions and other supporting information about how the indicator has been or could be applied are also provided.
  • Millennium Ecosystem Assessment: The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment assessed the consequences of ecosystem change for human well-being. From 2001 to 2005, the MA involved the work of more than 1,360 experts worldwide. Their findings provide a state-of-the-art scientific appraisal of the condition and trends in the world’s ecosystems and the services they provide, as well as the scientific basis for action to conserve and use them sustainably.
  • Ecosystem Services Partnership: The ES-Partnership aims to enhance communication, coordination and cooperation, and to build a strong network of individuals and organizations. ES-Partnership enhances and encourages a diversity of approaches, while reducing unnecessary duplication of effort in the conceptualization and application of ecosystem services. By raising the profile of ecosystem services and promoting better practice, the ES-Partnership will also increase opportunities for financial support and help focus the funding of individual organizations for more efficient utilization of existing funds.
  • ELDIS insights (January 2012 Issue 82): Innovative approaches to gender and food security
  • Communicating Ecosystems Services: Tools for scientists to engage the public
  • Ecosystem services interactive: celebrating natural capital in the Mozambique Channel. An interactive tool, explaining the various ecosystem services used by the Vezo people of southwest Madagascar. Explore further on the Live with the Sea website »
  • PPgis.net Blog: The latest news and opinions on PGIS/PPGIS practise
  • Conservation GatewayThe Gateway is for the conservation practitioner, scientist and decision-maker. It is where The Nature Conservancy shares the best and most up-to-date information they use to inform their work.

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