Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP)

The Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) is a “worldwide network to enhance the science, policy and practice of ecosystem services for conservation and sustainable development.” Ecosystem services are the benefits provided by the natural environment to people. The ESP “aims to enhance communication, coordination and cooperation, and to build a strong network of individuals and organizations.” It “enhances and encourages a diversity of approaches, while reducing unnecessary duplication of efforts in the conceptualization and application of ecosystem services”, that will in turn “increase opportunities for financial support and help to focus the funding of individual organizations for more efficient utilization of existing funds.”

The ESP is open to institutional and individual members and it “connects over 3000 ecosystem services scientists, policy makers and practitioners who work together in more than 40 working groups and … national networks on all continents. ESP regularly organises world and regional conferences and provides many services to further enhance the application of ecosystem services for nature conservation, ecosystem restoration and sustainable management.”

The ESP publishes a freely available newsletter and the journal Ecosystem Services is officially associated with ESP.

The ESP was founded in 2012.

Journal: Ecosystem Services

Conference: hosts a biannual conference in global locations, usually later in the year

Website: https://www.es-partnership.org

Posted: November 2021
Last modified: November 2021