The toolkit can be used to broadly assess the impact of development on coastal marine ecosystems and the associated blue carbon stock. Carbon stocks are based on the above- and below ground carbon stored within each ecosystem type, estimated from field-based measurements.Further information
The Importance of Mangroves to People provides accessible information and downloadable images on the location and ecology of mangroves (Chapter 1). There is also information on the services and benefits that mangroves provide to humans, as well as the risks associated with losing these services as a result of ongoing global habitat loss and degradation (Chapters 2 and 3). The report concludes with management and policy options at the local, regional and global level that could prevent further losses through effective conservation measures, sustainable management and successful restoration (Chapter 4).Further information
Fundamental to human wellbeing, natural capital comprises both ecosystem assets (such as freshwater) and natural resources (such as fossil fuel deposits). This report represents the first global composite map of ecosystem assets, combining a number of existing global spatial datasets to produce a map for both terrestrial and marine realms.Further information
These guidelines have been produced to support the development of ecosystem service indicators at the national and regional level for uses in reporting, assessments, policy making, biodiversity conservation, ecosystem management, environmental management, development planning and education.Further information
The Toolkit for Ecosystem Service Site-Based Assessment (TESSA) is designed to provide accessible guidance on low-cost methods for evaluating the benefits people receive from nature at particular sites. TESSA is primarily designed for use by conservation practitioners, but may be applicable across a wide range of uses such as natural resource management, land use planning, and use by the private sector.Further information
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