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Folder Objectives

General objective

The general objective of the project is to further test and develop existing methods and tools for rapid assessment of ecosystem services (ES) and to perform evaluation of the economic value of ecosystem services in African UNESCO-MAB for a better appreciation of the potential for management and socio-economic integration, in order to better protect UNESCO-MAB sites for their biodiversity for future generations.

Specific objectives

The specific objectives are

  • to test and adapt rapid assessment tools for a bundle of ecosystem services provided by UNESCO-MAB sites.

  • to formulate pertinent stakeholder engagement and policy advice for managers and decision-makers, including other stakeholders such as private sector, community leaders, and MAB Council, concerning the valuation of ecosystem services, reward mechanisms and opportunities and limitations of socio-economic valuation in conservation.