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ECOSEO: Ecosystemic Services Observatory of the Guiana Shield

ECOSEO: Ecosystemic Services Observatory of the Guiana Shield

Led by:  Philippe Thibault (WWF French Guyana)
Team:  Benjamin Burkhard, Ina Sieber
Year:  2018
Funding:  European Union, Water Basin Office Guyana
Duration:  01/2018 - 12/2020
Is Finished:  yes

Main aims of ECOSEO are: 1) Definition of a transnational strategy for the conservation and valorisation of ecosystem services and associated socioeconomic benefits; 2) Identification, monitoring and communication about the main ecosystem services shared at the regional scale (water, biodiversity, carbon); and 3) Improve access to data & information on land cover/use and ecosystem conditions at the regional level.

ECOSEO wants:

- Better consider the values of ecosystems in decision-making & planning processes
- Support partner countries to meet their international commitments and be part of a regional strategy
- Strengthen knowledge and capacities of public administrations, NGO’s, civil society & decision-makers

Project partners:

  • WWF Guianas
  • Secretaria de Estado do Meio Ambiente do Amapá (SEMA)
  • Office National des Forêts (ONF)
  • Leibniz Universität Hannover (LUH)
  • Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC)
  • Stichting voor Bosbeheer en Bostoezicht (SBB)