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Biosphere Futures, Global

The Biosphere Futures project - www.biospherefutures.net - offers an online database of scenario planning case studies from all over the world. The overarching aim is to support sustainable development of the Biosphere. We focus on scenarios that explore the interactions and interdependencies between humans and ecosystems. Partners: Stockholm Resilience Centre, NatCap Stanford.  Collaborators:Azote, Colectivo Fractal.

Co-developing a vision for sustainable development in the Llanos de Moxos, Bolivia

This 18-month project employs NatCap's well-tested participatory process to build support for a more sustainable development pathway by co-producing knowledge of ecosystem services and the benefits they bring to communities in collaboration with scientists, policy experts, and leaders in the Llanos de Moxos region in Beni, Bolivia. Collaborators: Center for Research in Biodiversity and the Environment at the Autonomous University of Beni, Wildlife Conservation Society, Bolivia, FaunAgua, Armonía, Department for Archaeology of the Americas at the University of Bonn.

Conserving Rivers though Strategic Trade-off Analyses, Nepal

Conserving Nepal's Rivers through strategic trade-off analyses. Partners: WWF International, WWF Nepal, NatCap. Collaborator: Lawrence Berkeley Labs.

The Challenge

Trying to quantify ecosystem values related to Nepal's rivers and especially in the Karnali River. This information is then used to find good trade-offs between Nepal's wish to develop more renewable hydropower and possible impacts of dams on rivers and people.

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