The NV&F network is working in partnership with the IUCN's Commission on Ecosystem Management (IUCN-CEM). The objective of this theme (ESMR) is "to improve the knowledge base on ecosystem services and values and stimulate the integration of this knowledge in planning and decision making for sustainable ecosystem management through development of case studies, guidelines, and dissemination" (IUCN-CEM). This page therefore aims to provide greater exposure to current initiatives which, in accordance with this definition, are linking the valuation of ecosystem services with sustainable ecosystem management and restoration as a basis for, for example, developing suitable financing and payment mechanisms.
Relevant information is readily accessible by searching any of the following options.
02 October 06: New publication: "Why rehabilitate urban river systems?"
15 September 06: New publication: "Ecological restoration: A new frontier for nature conservation and economics."
12 Dec '05: All from the NV&F Symposium, held on 8/12/05 in Ede (the Netherlands), can now be viewed and downloaded.
- Case Study Database: initiatives linking the valuation and importance of ecosystem services to sustainable policy and management outcomes.
- Publication Database: key publications and access to database of literature related to ecosystem services, valuation, financing and sustainable management.
For visitors seeking general information:
- Discussion Platform on the IUCN CEM project (for registered members only)
- Discussion Forum on other ongoing NV&F projects (for registered members only)
If you want to have more information about the themes of this site, please pay a quick vist to more information.
To improve the versatility of this webpage, we very much encourage you to send us information on projects, initiatives, case studies, publications, news or upcoming events related to the sustainable management of ecosystems. You can send your information, questions or comments to Matt Zylstra (firstname.lastname@example.org). In the meantime, we will do our best to constantly improve this site and make it worthwhile for you.