We all enjoy the services that an ecosystem might provide: fragrant flowers and medicinal plantlife, clean drinking water, a tree's cool breeze. Be it forest, wetland or pastoral hills, our land provides us with ecosystem services that affect its immediate stakeholders and society as a whole.
The ELD approach is geared towards preserving nature while simultaneously preserving and improving the livelihood of people. Nature is valued as highly as we are because without its resources, we wouldn't be able to survive and thrive. The desire to make a living may drive people to do things that degrade the land they are living on. Poverty is a strong driver of land degradation, but there are other forces too.
Join us for an exciting week... one where we will explore the relationship between stakeholders and ecosystem services.