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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...
Blogs
12 June, 2017
  Spaces research informs a call to consider fisheries benefits to wellbeing beyond income. An income focus can miss non-monetary dimensions of poverty, unequal distributions and whether it is spent and saved to improve people’s...
Blogs
12 June, 2017
  The first United Nations report on biodiversity, ecosystems and human rights has been published. It can be a game-changer for ESPA research.   In March 2017, the Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment,...
Blogs
27 March, 2017
Our regional advisor for Africa Sam Mwangi attended the final workshop for our ACES project. Here he gives us his personal perspective on the project and its findings.  Victorio looked across his land and was struck with a new...
Blogs
22 February, 2017
What does poverty actually mean, and does it even matter? This fundamental question was discussed at a special session during the European Ecosystem Services Conference held in Antwerp last year. ESPA researchers were the only...
Blogs
16 February, 2017
ESPA researcher Dr Neil Dawson gives us his personal perspective on justice and equity in a guest blog published to coincide with the UN’s World Day of Social Justice on 20 February 2017. In recent years ambitious global...
Blogs
9 February, 2017
  Science and gender equality are both vital for the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which is why the UN declared the 11 February as the...

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