Oxford Long-Term Ecology Lab

Long-Term Ecology, Biodiversity Conservation, and Environmental Stewardship Technologies


Over the last five years the Oxford Long-term Ecology lab has been working with Sylva Foundation and other departments at the University of Oxford to create a marketplace for ecosystem services. The NaturEtrade project was funded by the EU’s Life programme and the University of Oxford (mainly through the Oxford Martin School’s Biodiversity Institute). The project has now come to a close and the project consortium is keen to hear from current and potential users about the demonstration tool developed. We are inviting land managers and others with an interest in protecting Europe’s managed land from degradation to explore the mapping tool, assess the ecosystem services of their land and let us have feedback. We are collecting feedback via a short online survey.

We have prepared a very short survey that is split into two parts: (a) questions to establish what your relationship to land management in Europe is; and (b) feedback on the tool. We invite you to test the mapping capability of NaturEtrade and its potential to assess the ecosystem services of your land, or to test the possibility of finding land on the system that you can sponsor via a contract for maintaining ecosystem services. Two small caveats: we demonstrate how money can be exchanged via contracts to maintain ecosystem services, but no monetary transactions are being processed during this demonstration phase; and land parcels already published on the demonstration site are either taken directly from the UK Land Registry or have been hand-drawn in workshops. We do not own these properties.

To take the survey, click here or follow the link on the NaturEtrade website.

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