Tag: ecosystem services

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Adaptation to climate change in the river basins of Dauria: ecology and water management

This collection includes the first results of implementing the complex program “Influence of climate changes on the ecosystems of Dauria ecoregion and nature-protecting adaptations to them”, which is being realized on the basis of the Dauria international protected area. An important part of the program is the project “Dauria Going Dry” initiated by the Daursky biosphere reserve and WWF Russia under the Convention on transboundary waters of the UN Economic commission for Europe. The program and the project have been also supported by Ramsar Convention and the Russian Committee of MAB. An active part in realization of the project took Rivers without Boundaries Coalition, in realization of the program – specialists of the Dauria international protected area. The project must facilitate solution of the key problem – preventing degradation of the natural ecosystems in Dauria and preserving globally endangered species under conditions of intensified economic development and periodic water deficitin the region caused by climatic cycles. In the course of the program’s realization regular publication of collections (or bulletins) is planned with scientifi c information about the results of the work. In this issue – the first of the planned ones – there is information about the program it self, the transboundary monitoring network elaborated within the program, and also analytical material acquired in the reserve’s own research and by the partners about functioning of the natural ecosystems, their natural dynamics, and about the influence of anthropogenic activity on natural processes.

Document / Scientific data

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Natural Capital Project

Developing tools for quantifying the values of natural capital in clear, credible, and practical ways. In promising a return (of societal benefits) on investments in nature Developing InVEST, a family of software-based tools for Integrated Valuation of Ecosystem Services and Tradeoffs. InVEST enables decision-makers to quantify the importance of natural capital, to assess the tradeoffs associated with alternative choices, and to integrate conservation and human development. A joint venture among the Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University, The Nature Conservancy, and World Wildlife Fund.

Web resources / Project or organization

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