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Cultural ecosystem services in St Helena 2019

Marine Terrestrial Overseas Territories Benefit Human capital Landscape Marine Natural capital Public good Social–ecological systems Spiritual value Wellbeing St. Helena

Abstract

St Helena is a remote volcanic island situated in the South Atlantic Ocean. It is home to around 4,500 residents, 90% of whom are St Helenians and the rest expatriates. This report presents the findings of an empirical study of the cultural ecosystem services and benefits arising from the interaction between people and the natural and historical environment in St Helena.

This study was undertaken as part of a programme of Natural Capital Assessments (NCAs) in the UK's South Atlantic Overseas Territories implemented by JNCC and conducted by SAERI. Funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) of the UK Government through the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF), the work sits under the Environmental Resilience programme which includes objectives to integrate natural capital considerations into economic and social development planning.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2019·04·01

Citation
Bormpoudakis, D., Fish, R., Leo, D. & Smith, N. 2019. Cultural Ecosystem Services in St Helena. Natural Capital in the UK’s Overseas Territories Report Series – Supplementary Report (South Atlantic Region). Contracted report to JNCC.

Lineage
Contracted report to JNCC as part of the 'Natural Capital in the Caribbean and South Atlantic Overseas Territories: Valuation, Vulnerability and Monitoring Change' project.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC distributor

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Open, cite source of data

Metadata date 2021·01·18

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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