Ecosystem Management & Restoration

Program Coordinator: Dolf de Groot

Managing and restoring natural ecosystems in a sustainable way requires an integrated Ecosystem Approach combining ecological, socio-cultural and economic interests and values. FSD supports and carries out Training & Education programs that contribute to a more sustainable use of ecosystems as well as building networks and partnerships that stimulate best practice in integrated ecosystem management. To share the lessons learned training and education is essential.

Training & Education on Ecosystem Services

There is an increasing demand from scientists, policy-makers and practitioners for clear educational material and training packages on how to better integrate ecosystem services into planning and decision making, such as assessment, valuation, mapping and modeling, trade-off analysis, and financing instruments.

For this activity, FSD works together closely with the Education & Training Task Force of the Ecosystem Services Partnership, with coordinator Dr. Luis Inostroza.