Building on research through the Valuing Nature Network (VNN), this one-day interdisciplinary workshop brings researchers and practitioners together to explore how a better understanding of human wellbeing can be integrated into ecosystem service interventions to achieve effective pro-poor conservation outcomes.

Date and Time: 10th December 2012 9:30am – 6:00pm
Location: Institute of Zoology, London
Registration: Students £10, Non-Students £15 (deadline 6th December)
Coffee, tea, soft drinks and a buffet sandwich lunch will be served during breaks and are included in the ticket price, as is the post workshop reception.

External and policy-driven change in social-ecological systems affects human wellbeing and determines the impact of actions to conserve ecosystem services. Interventions to improve the use of natural resources occur within complex and dynamic ecological, social, and economic landscapes. To implement robust policies driving sustainable pro-poor conservation it is essential to understand the heterogeneities of wellbeing for those least resilient to change, mis-measurement, and loss of ecosystem services. Differentiated experience of change and how it impacts wellbeing must then be integrated into conservation interventions to give a voice to the poor and avoid disadvantage.

For the agenda, click here.