News ecosystem services

Biodiversity and ecosystem services play a fundamental role in human well-being

Sun, 16/06/2013 - 15:23

Investing in biodiversity for human well-being and development was on the agenda at the recently held Trondheim Biodiversity Conference.

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Ecosystem Services in High Andean Wetlands

Wed, 10/04/2013 - 16:03

Ecosystem services provided by high Andean wetlands must be understood in order to ensure their conservation.

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Local population plays a key role in assessing ecosystem services at the Ramsar Site ‘Complejo Llanganati’, Ecuador

Fri, 05/04/2013 - 17:05

An important achievement in the process of assessing ecosystem services in Llanganates was the involvement of local people, the direct beneficiaries and...

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Demonstrating ecosystem service values in Africa

Tue, 08/01/2013 - 09:58

A new project will train African conservationists to conduct ecosystem services assessments and use the results to promote better policy decisions and build institutional capacity

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Using ecosystem services for better decision-making

Thu, 11/10/2012 - 10:10

A new report entitled 'Conserving biodiversity and delivering ecosystem services at Important Bird Areas in Nepal' has been launched at the CBD COP in Hyderabad, India.

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Securing the web of life

Tue, 19/06/2012 - 14:36

The source of our food, medicines and clean water, as well the livelihoods of millions of people may be at risk with the rapid decline of the world’s animal and plant species according to the latest update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

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Saving Rara for the future

Mon, 28/05/2012 - 09:00

Bird Conservation Nepal, the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation, and staff from BirdLife recently conducted field surveys at Rara National Park in the west of Nepal to assess and value the benefits that the Park and surrounding Buffer Zone provide to people.

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Jamaicans set to put an economic value on a threatened mangrove site

Tue, 08/05/2012 - 23:47

The Windsor Research Centre (WRC) is implementing a project to engage the people of Jamaica in the conservation and protection of the Coral Spring-Mountain Spring Protected Area (CPMSPA) and its mangrove habitat.

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Governments urged to recognise the role of ecosystems and biodiversity in climate change adaptation and mitigation

Mon, 05/12/2011 - 21:39

Climate change during the coming decades is projected to dramatically alter current patterns of temperature and precipitation across Africa, with huge implications for both humans and biodiversity

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National adaptation planning should deliver to vulnerable groups and ecosystems

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 23:36

Adaptation strategies aim to reduce the impact and cost of climate change by decreasing vulnerability and increasing resilience.

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A review of the evidence on the effectiveness of ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 23:10

Ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation is an effective approach to adaptation that deserves more policy support.

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New documentary highlights importance of IBAs for people in Nepal

Wed, 19/10/2011 - 08:44

Bird Conservation Nepal has launched a documentary to highlight the value of Important Bird Areas to people.

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'State of Nepal's Birds' launched

Mon, 26/09/2011 - 09:59

A major new report has been published entitled State of Nepal’s Birds 2010. Produced by Bird Conservation Nepal and the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation.

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World Water Day: thirsty cities

Tue, 22/03/2011 - 13:13

Coping with the growing water needs of cities is one of the most pressing challenges of this century. Half of the world’s population now lives in cities and it’s estimated that within two decades this will increase to nearly 60% of the population, or five billion people.

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Nepal leads the way in valuing nature

Thu, 18/11/2010 - 13:02

The Nepalese Government has pledged that the country will lead the way in developing global standards to value ecosystem services; the resources and processes supplied by natural ecosystems that benefit humankind such as clean drinking water and crop pollination.

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How long will they stand?

Wed, 11/08/2010 - 19:29

The destruction of the world's mangrove forests is happening up to four times faster than the world's land-based forests, according to a new United Nations report. A study commissioned by the U.N. Environmental Program (UNEP) reports that one fifth (around 35,500 square kilometers) of the world's mangroves -- forests straddling both land and sea -- have been lost since 1980.

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Reefs and Mangroves Essential for Economic Growth in Dominican Republic

Wed, 14/07/2010 - 18:26

The degradation of coastal ecosystems, such as coral reefs and mangroves, could cost the tourism industry in the Dominican Republic nearly USD $100 million and threaten the livelihoods of Dominican fishermen who depend on these ecosystems for survival.

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