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The Africa Assessment Report is a critical evaluation of the state of available knowledge on biodiversity and nature’s contributions to people in the region. It covers the status, trends, and threats to biodiversity and nature’s contributions to people, as well as policy and management response... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 11 Mar 2019

The state of knowledge about insect pollination in Norway assessment describes current knowledge about pollination in Norway and identifies important gaps in knowledge and priorities for acquiring information in the future. It was the first overview of knowledge about pollination ecology in Norway... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 04 Apr 2019

"The Status and Trends of the Nation's Biological Resources" was the first large-scale assessment of the health of plants, animals, and ecosystems in the United States of America (USA). It was published in 1998 and produced by the Biological Resources Division of the United States Geological Survey... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 15 May 2019

Mustajoki et al. (2004) describe the use of MCDA in planning for multiple uses of the Paijanne Lake – Finland’s second largest lake. The lake has been regulated since 1964 with the original objectives being to increase hydropower production and decrease agricultural flood damage. There has been... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 22 Dec 2017

This assessment covers changes in animal pollination as a regulating ecosystem service that underpins food production and its contribution to gene flows and restoration of ecosystems. It addresses the role of native and exotic pollinators, the status of and trends in pollinators and pollination... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 31 Oct 2018

Time use study is an innovation of the conventional stated preference techniques, in particular taken from the contingent valuation approach. In this case, the payment vehicle is expressed in labour hours rather than monetary units (use in the classical willingness to pay studies). Willingness to... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Oct 2018

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 at particular sites in order to generate information that can be used to influence decision making. The methods in the toolkit... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Oct 2018

This toolkit provides practical guidance for making use of the “Indicators of Resilience in Socio-ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes (SEPLS)” in the field. The indicators are a tool for engaging local communities in adaptive management of the landscapes and seascapes in which they live... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 09 Mar 2018

This set of training materials enables teachers and trainers to cover forest genetic resources issues in their courses and increase understanding of how to manage diverse and complex forest and other tree based ecosystems sustainably. The training guide covers practical issues that practitioners... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 09 Mar 2018

This training manual is intended for scientists and students who work with biodiversity data and are interested in developing skills to effectively carry out spatial analysis based on (free) GIS applications with a focus on diversity and ecological analyses. These analyses offer a better... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 09 Mar 2018

The travel cost method is based on the observation that recreational services can only be realised through physical access to nature. This implies that individuals seeking to enjoy the service will need to spend resources (time and money) to travel to the site. The travel activity is a reflection... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Oct 2018

The UK’s Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA) reviews the climate change risk and opportunities that face the UK arising from climate change and assesses the urgency of action to tackle current and future risks. The assessment takes into account risks to the UK from climate change overseas,... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 14 Mar 2019

The UK National Ecosystem Assessment (UK NEA) was the first analysis of the UK’s natural environment in terms of the benefits it provides to society and continuing economic prosperity. The UK NEA commenced in mid-2009 and reported in June 2011. It was an inclusive process involving over 500 natural... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 14 Mar 2019

The aim of this resource is contributing a theoretical and methodological approach to the cultural and social valuation method section of the online catalogue. The analysis of socio-spatial relationships is suggested as a suitable conceptual basis to fully recognise the voices and values of a wider... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 06 Feb 2018

Artisanal fisheries are generally assumed to generate a lower fishing effort in comparison to the industrial sector. This study aims to comparing catch, fishing effort, and catch-per-unit-of-effort (CPUE) for each sector, using kWdays as a metric for fishing effort, and kg/kWdays for CPUE. The... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 22 Dec 2017

Marxan with Zones was implemented in St. Kitts and Nevis in the eastern Caribbean to help inform the development of a multi-objective marine zoning design. Marxan with Zones was used to understand the complex spatial interactions of multiple uses and objectives within the marine shelf area of St.... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 22 Dec 2017

Planning options to mitigate losses due to coastal erosion in the coastal NSW, Australia were analysed using cost-benefit analysis. In all instances, the cost and benefits of policies and projects must be carefully weighed using a common monetary measuring rod. Yet, many different categories of... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 22 Dec 2017

Research paper describing the use of Multi Criteria Decision Modelling to help address environmental conflict.
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 22 Dec 2017

In the uplands of the United Kingdom, a controversial conservation issue concerns the relationship between the conservation of a legally protected raptor, the Hen Harrier (Circus cyaneus) and the management of a gamebird, the Red Grouse (Lagopus lagopus scoticus). Multicriteria analysis was used to... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 22 Dec 2017

Benefits transfer, or more generally value transfer refers to applying quantitative estimates of ecosystem service values from existing studies to another context. You take value estimates from a study site and apply them with adjustments to a policy site where time or resource constraints preclude... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Oct 2018

Velondriake is one of the first collaborative Locally Managed Marine Area (LMMA)  to be established in Madagascar, and one of the largest in the Western Indian Ocean. The Velondriake LMMA evolved from the establishment of a successful temporary octopus no-take-zone by the village of Andavadoaka in... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 22 Dec 2017

Decline of native fishery on Lake Victoria has compelled communities to engage in farming on fragile landscapes with far reaching repercussions on ecosystem function. Excess soil nutrients are washed down to the lake by runoff causing eutrophication, a process that triggers the growth and spread of... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 02 Feb 2018

The Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture is a critical evaluation of the benefits, costs and impacts of water management from 1960 to 2007, the water management challenges communities face today, and the solutions people have developed around the world. It seeks to enable... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 08 Apr 2019

WOCAT (World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies) is an online database for sustainable land management (SLM) tools and experiences. It is a global open-access database for sustainable land management (SLM) practices for soil and water conservation. It allows searching for tools... Read more
[field_policy_support_type] | Updated on 09 Mar 2018