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Cultural Ecosystem Services on Ascension Island 2019

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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. Specifically the study was commissioned by the South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute (SAERI) as part of a programme of Natural Capital Assessment (NCA) being implemented by the UK Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) and conducted by the SAERI. Funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) managed Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF), the work sits under its 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 in the Ascension Island Final Report. Natural Capital Assessment. South Atlantic Overseas Territories (SAERI/University of Kent)

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Responsible organisation
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC distributor

Limitations on public access Open access

Use constraints Open, cite source of data

Metadata date 2019·08·20

Metadata point of contact
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC

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