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2 December, 2016
There are few coastal-based Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) schemes in the developing world, yet they have the potential to contribute to localised poverty reduction, coastal protection and conservation, and carbon storage...
Blogs
21 November, 2016
The presentations and lessons that were presented at the ESPA Annual science Conference were very good but it excluded the thinking and views of ordinary African people.   There are questions that have to be addressed in an...
Blogs
21 November, 2016
It may seem like a stupid question, but why should we be interested in the role of ecosystem services in poverty alleviation? I am playing devil’s advocate here. If you have, like me, spent time with farmers in Tanzania, then...
Blogs
17 November, 2016
A big thank you to our Fellows who made a fantastic effort and contribution to our Annual Science Conference. Watch this space for more details about their work and their presentation to delegates.  
Blogs
14 November, 2016
A guest blog about impact from Naomi Marks who worked on our DDDAC project. With the end of a large research project there can be a certain sense of bathos. All that ambition at the beginning culminating in … what? Published...
Blogs
10 November, 2016
When 500,000 Bangladeshis fled to huge concrete shelters to escape Cyclone Roanu in May this year, it was hardly reported by the global media. And although these shelters and warning systems have cut the death rate from super...
Blogs
10 November, 2016
Last week the Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, which was opened by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, took place in New Dehli. Our regional advisor for Asia Jyotiraj Patra was there, and here in this blog...
Blogs
4 November, 2016
Reconciling biodiversity conservation goals with local needs and priorities is a major challenge, particularly in the tropics where levels of poverty are high, and livelihoods are strongly connected to land and natural resources...
Blogs
3 November, 2016
ESPA has joined forces with ACCCRN and Mercy Corps to create a new Urban, Peri-Urban and Ecosystems Working Group to look at how nature can help improve urban resilience and help mitigate the impact of natural or manmade disasters...
Blogs
7 October, 2016
Deltas provide diverse ecosystem services and benefits for their populations. At the same time, deltas are also recognised as one of the most vulnerable coastal environments, with a range of drivers operating at multiple scales...

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