LIFE BACCATA PARTICIPATES IN "ECOSYSTEM SERVICES" IN TALLIN (ESTONIA)
The project LIFE BACCATA attended the event "COSTING THE EARTH? – TRANSLATING THE ECOSYSTEM SERVICES CONCEPT INTO PRACTICAL DECISION MAKING", aroganized by LIFE VIVA GRASS in Tallin (Estonia) on 10-12 May 2017
The event addressed all strategic aspects of inventory and assessment of the services provided by ecosystems, as well as decision-making based on this approach, which is now becoming one of the most apt alternatives to evaluate the impact that our activities have in the environment.
The event was attended by over 100 participants from 18 countries, most EU member states. During the different sessions, members of LIFE BACCATA exchanged views and shared knowledge and methodologies with other assistants, resulting in very successful and satisfactory sessions, allowing the replicability of LIFE BACCATA actions into other projects, and incorporating the lessons learned by them to the scope of LIFE BACCATA. Knowledge of other realities through the different projects involved, made possible interesting contacts to emerge so, in the future, these relationships could be materialized in possible collaborations in the framework of ongoing projects or to develop new projects, information exchanges and research.
The LIFE BACCATA project aims to improve the conservation status of the priority habitat type 9580 * "Mediterranean forests of Taxus baccata" in 15 protected areas of the Natura 2000 Network of the Cantabrian Mountains, increasing its area of occupation, improving its structure and functionality, as well as its prospects for the future. The project also includes a series of measures to disseminate and transmit the results obtained, as well as an information and awareness program for the general public on the importance of habitat 9580 *, the values of biodiversity and the services provided by the ecosystems covered by the project.