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Blogs
25 May, 2015
The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment catalysed a resurgence of work to improve our understanding of the relationship between ecosystem services -the benefits that the environment provides to human life, and human wellbeing - a...
Blogs
25 May, 2015
In sub Saharan Africa population growth, land degradation and lack of suitable land for agriculture has driven farmers into forested areas. But the relationship between forests, agriculture and wellbeing is complex and the gains...
News
19 May, 2015
A new socially inclusive, participatory approach reveals hidden “taboo tradeoffs” beneath supposed conservation and development win-wins and offers a way of protecting marginalised people whilst paving the way to more...
News
28 April, 2015
On Saturday 25 April a devastating earthquake affected the central region of Nepal, especially the Kathmandu valley.  The Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) programme currently has three projects active in Nepal...
Blogs
26 March, 2015
  The ESPA programme defines impact as a process which leads to change in people’s lives and/or the natural environment.  If you read our Impact Strategy you will see that the programme expects all projects to have the...
News
26 March, 2015
An Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA)-funded research project has contributed to a top award for Julie Razafimanahaka, a researcher in the P4GES project. The Africa Section of the Society of Conservation Biology (...
News
26 March, 2015
A new website exploring disease scenarios is expected to help policymakers, researchers and communities understand and consider various scenarios under which four zoonoses (diseases transmitted to people via animals) might...
Blogs
25 March, 2015
  The Himalayan mountain range has abundant natural resources. There is plenty of land for agriculture and it supplies water to around 1 billion people downstream. In theory all this natural capital can harvested and then...
Blogs
24 March, 2015
  ‘Land is everything. Everything follows the land – whether livestock or infrastructure, they all require the land.’ - Participatory video participant from Kilambo Village, Tanzania   Many of the world’s poorest...
Blogs
27 February, 2015
As ESPA Director, I am very pleased to be able to share information describing ESPA’s progress and plans for the future with our researchers and external partners.  ESPA’s funders commissioned an independent external Mid-Term...

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