How to speak for biodiversity - results of a BESAFE study

A new report, 'How to Argue for Biodiversity Conservation More Effectively', presents advice on how to engage people in biodiversity conservation. 

Published by BESAFE (Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Arguments for our Future Environment), it is designed to provide an answer as to why biodiversity is still in decline despite growing evidence that it is essential for human well-being. 

It recommends:

Offers now available

Valuing Nature Offers page

Researchers and end-users can now post their offers of collaboration, data, funding, and research on our offers page

Designed to facilitate partnerships and encourage interdisciplinary approaches, the offers page allows you to search by discipline, research area or role. 

For further information and to submit your own offer, please see the offers page.



Cultural Ecosystem Services: Exploring Frontiers in theory and practice

The Valuing Nature Programme (VNP) are co-hosting a special session on Cultural Ecosystem Services (CES) at the 11th International Conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics. The event is being held at the University of Leeds, UK on 30 June - 3 July 2015. The convenors are Jasper Kenter, a Valuing Nature Network researcher who co-led on ‘BRIDGE: bridging the gap between the supply of and demand for valuation evidence’ and Robert Fish of the VNP co-ordinating team.

New Valuing Nature website

This week saw the launch of the new Valuing Nature website. 

Created for Valuing Nature by Countryscape, the new website provides enhanced capabilities, communicating the diverse and interdisciplinary nature of our projects and connecting Valuing Nature Network members from around the world. 

If you have any comments or ideas for the website please get in touch.

Happy exploring!


World Forum on Natural Capital - call for case studies

The call for case studies is now closed 

Organisers of the second World Forum on Natural Capital, which will take place in Edinburgh, United Kingdom on 23-24 November 2015, have issued a call for case studies that demonstrate how putting natural capital at the heart of decision-making can benefit the bottom line, as well as the natural environment. 

For further information on how to submit your case study, please go to the Natural Capital Forum website.