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Cultural Ecosystem Services on Ascension Island 2019


This report provides an assessment of cultural ecosystem services and benefits resulting from interactions between people and the natural environment on Ascension Island. It is part of a series of Cultural Ecosystem Services (CES) assessments undertaken across the UK South Atlantic Overseas Territories, including the Falkland Islands, St Helena and Tristan da Cunha.

This study was undertaken as part of a programme of Natural Capital Assessment (NCA) 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 2019·06·01

Canelas, J., Fish, R., Bormpoudakis, D. & Smith, N. 2019. Cultural Ecosystem Services on Ascension Island. Natural Capital in the UK’s Overseas Territories Report Series – Supplementary Report (South Atlantic Region).  Contracted report to JNCC.

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 Open access

Use constraints Not for commercial use; open, but Intellectual Property Rights apply

Metadata date 2020·08·10

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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