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The Darwin Initiative

Understanding, assessing and monitoring ecosystem services for better biodiversity conservation

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Main Project
Project leader:
Alison Stattersfield
Host institutions:
Bird Conservation Nepal, Birdlife - Nepal, RSPB
Start date:
UK institutions:
Birdlife International
Finish date:
South Asia

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Interviewing households in Murma village, Rara National Park
Collecting pine needles to make compost, Rara National Park
Local communities and other stakeholders conducting an appraisal of ecosystem services at Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve

Project description

Note: the descriptions presented for projects approved before 2008 have been extracted from technical descriptions in project documents and were not originally intended for publication.


To build capacity of national NGOs in Nepal and other Asian countries to collect and use information on ecosystem services for better biodiversity conservation


Convene UK expert meetings

Compile & refine scientific framework for site-based ES assessment & monitoring

Conduct fieldwork & enter biodiversity & ES data for 3 IBAs in Nepal

Undertake rapid review of ES at all IBAs

Develop case studies based on experiences at 3 IBAs in Nepal (plus others elsewhere, as appropriate)

Produce a range of other awareness-raising / advocacy materials

Promote ES & biodiversity conservation at local, national & international meetings

Prepare, publish & launch National (Nepal) Report

Develop toolkit & guidance

Share experiences across whole BirdLife Partnership


1. Research methodologies developed for cost-effective, site-focused assessment & monitoring of ES

2. ES assessment & monitoring methods tested and refined at pilot sites in Nepal, & data collected & analysed nationally

3. Awareness raised of the importance of biodiversity conservation & maintenance of ES for livelihoods

4. Guidelines developed & training undertaken on collection & use of ES information for conservation planning & advocacy

Project documents

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  Title or file name Type Project Size Comments
1. [pdf icon] application form application form 18005 158.96 KB
2. [pdf icon] 1st annual report 1st annual report 18005 2 MB
3. [pdf icon] 1st half year report 1st half year report 18005 22.06 KB
4. [pdf icon] 2nd half year report 2nd half year report 18005 22.43 KB
5. [pdf icon] 18-005 ES Newsletter.pdf newsletter 18005 325.2 KB
6. [pdf icon] ecosystemsservices.pdf report 18005 1.75 MB
7. [pdf icon] StakeholderWorkshop-report-Koshi-Tappu.pdf meeting report 18005 1.08 MB
8. [pdf icon] Darwin-Newsletter.pdf newsletter 18005 586.77 KB
9. [pdf icon] 18-005 AR1 Ann3.9 Ecosystems poster.pdf article 18005 1.42 MB
10. [pdf icon] 18-005 Rara Poster.pdf article 18005 2.94 MB
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