Landscapes - JOBASC has published its first white paper “The role of societal impacts and ecosystem services in the definition of favourable conservation status”.

The white paper examines how the ecosystem services provided by habitats, and the species that use them, can be used to inform decisions for protected sites. Member States have an obligation to maintain healthy populations of species, but the exact level should also take account of cultural and recreational requirements.

BASC is calling on regulators to broaden their horizons and use ecosystem services as a tool for addressing cultural and recreational requirements when managing protected sites.

Click on the link below to download a copy of the white paper.

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