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News
15 September, 2017
As highlighted in ESPA Director Kate Schreckenberg's Overview and in the 30-page text, the programme has now resulted in more than 330 academic publications. Citations of ESPA papers in the past year have increased tenfold since...
Blogs
7 September, 2017
Professor Shamsul Alam, Senior Secretary of the General Economics Division (GED), Government of Bangladesh visited the University of Southampton in late August to continue our collaboration on several large delta-focused projects...
Blogs
7 September, 2017
As the ESPA programme comes to a close, we have embarked on an effort to reflect on all that was learned during this journey, and to capture these lessons so that can be useful to current and future programmes, funders,...
Blogs
23 August, 2017
  Stephen Sironka Sankeni was a research assistant for the ESPA-funded Poverty and ecosystem service impacts of Tanzania's Wildlife Management Areas (PIMA) project. Now he’s been awarded a Commonwealth Scholarship to pursue a...
News
18 August, 2017
The World Forum will bring together the latest developments and the leading actors, with a focus on mainstreaming natural capital considerations into decision-making. Senior figures from United Nations Environment, World Business...
Blogs
7 August, 2017
This week, Mahesh Poudyal, an environmental social scientist and interdisciplinary researcher, joins the ESPA team as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. His task: to support ESPA’s Director Kate Schreckenberg and Science Advisor,...
News
10 July, 2017
The winning project, Mikoko Pamoja – which means ‘mangroves together – is an initiative of two communities in Gazi Bay, Southern Kenya. Since 2013, they have been running the world’s first community-based mangrove conservation...
Blogs
4 July, 2017
New research led by the University of East Anglia (UEA) shows how a policy aimed at ensuring the world’s protected areas are equitably managed has potential to improve nature conservation and outcomes for local people, although...
Blogs
30 June, 2017
  Managing ecosystem services more wisely – to alleviate poverty and promote human wellbeing – is becoming part of the fabric of sustainable development, reports Dr Daniela Diz, Research Fellow in International Environmental Law,...
Blogs
23 June, 2017
Attempts to deliver safe water to people living in some of the world’s poorest slums are falling at the final hurdle, according to research led by Lancaster University. Sewage-contaminated drinking water causes serious illness...

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