ECN-related research presented at launch of Cairngorms nature partnership
'Cairngorms Nature' involves a range of partners all with an active role in helping to conserve and enhance the nature and ecosystem services of the Cairngorms National Park. They are responsible for the implementation of the Cairngorms Nature Action Plan 2013-2018, which will deliver an ambitious conservation vision for the UK's largest National Park and contribute to the Scottish Biodiversity Strategy.
At the launch of Cairngorms Nature in May 2013, Dr Jan Dick of the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) presented research in the Cairngorms to local stakeholders, and highlighted the value of long-term observations and research.
The work presented is being undertaken as part of the EU-funded OpenNESS project, which aims to translate the concepts of Natural Capital (NC) and Ecosystem Services (ES) into operational frameworks that provide tested, practical and tailored solutions for integrating ES into land, water and urban management and decision-making.