Governance and management

Transboundary management of ecosystem services and benefits: The Wadden Sea (Denmark/Germany/the Netherlands)

Transboundary management of ecosystem services and benefits: The Wadden Sea (Denmark/Germany/the...

Governance by government: Yellowstone National Park (USA)

Governance by government: Yellowstone National Park (USA)

Indigenous Lands: Joint Management at Kakadu National Park (Australia)

The governance of ecosystem services and the benefits they provide involves an understanding of...

A unique Community Conservation Area: Mount Athos (Greece)

A unique Community Conservation Area: Mount Athos (Greece)

Co-management: Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System (Belize)

Co-management: Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System (Belize)

Biodiversity Stewardship: Cape Floral Region Protected Areas (South-Africa)

Biodiversity Stewardship: Cape Floral Region Protected Areas (South-Africa)

Economic valuation

Doñana National Park (Spain)

The Doñana National Park occupies the bank of the Guadalquivir River at its estuary with the...

Pantanal Conservation Area (Brazil)

The Pantanal Conservation Complex consists of a cluster of four protected areas, with a total...

Lagoons of New Caledonia (France)

The World Heritage site “Lagoons of New Caledonia: Reef Diversity and Associated Ecosystems” is...

Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park (Philippines)

Tubbataha Reef Marine Park covers just over 130,000 ha, and is a unique example of an atoll reef...

Virunga National Park (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

The Virunga National Park lies in the north-east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC),...

Škocjan Caves (Slovenia)

The Škocjan Caves are located in the Kraski Landscape Park, Slovenia, and the World Heritage site...

Ecosystem services

Natural hazard regulation: Sundarbans National Park (India) and The Sundarbans (Bangladesh)

Regulating services can reduce people’s exposure to natural hazards such as floods, fire and...

Knowledge and Education: Sian Ka’an (Mexico)

Located on the Eastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula in the State of Quintana Roo, Sian Ka´an,...

The provision of natural resources: Gunung Mulu National Park (Malaysia)

Provisioning services are the material benefits that are directly obtained from an ecosystem....

The provision of natural resources: Great Barrier Reef (Australia)

The Great Barrier Reef, located along the North Eastern coast of Australia, is the largest coral...

Nature-based tourism: Wadi Al-Hitan (Egypt)

The Wadi Al-Hitan World Heritage Site, also known as the Valley of the Whales, is situated in...

Cultural and spiritual values: Laponian Area (Sweden)

The Laponian Area World Heritage Site covers a territory of 9,400 km2 in northern Sweden. Listed...

Climate regulation: and Ibiza, Biodiversity and Culture (Spain)

The World Heritage site “Ibiza, Biodiversity and Culture” is located in the Balearic Islands,...

Climate regulation: Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks (Canada)

An important feedback loop exists between ecosystems and climate. While ecosystems regulate...

Cultural and spiritual values: Golden Mountains of Altai (Russian Federation)

Different cultures place values on natural features of the environment that have great meaning...

The value of water resources: Morne Trois Pitons National Park (Dominica)

Ecosystems provide a number of key ecosystem services related to the quantity and quality of...