ESPA 2014 Annual Science Meeting, 26 - 27 November, 2014 - Watch it Live

ESPA is a seven year, £40 million research programme funded by DFID, ESRC and NERC to provide new knowledge demonstrating how ecosystem services can reduce poverty and enhance well-being for the world’s poor. Learn More »

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Exactly who benefits from nature and how they specifically do so is the focus of this project working along the coasts of Kenya and Mozambique. Coral reefs and mangroves fringe these two regions which are undergoing rapid development as well as an expansion of their fisheries and tourism sectors. A greater understanding of exactly how different people benefit from (and in turn affect) the local environment will identify key targets for intervention and ultimately improve both poverty alleviation and sustainable development.

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