cultural ecosystem services

Private landowners’ preferences for trading forest landscape and recreational values: A choice experiment application in Kuusamo, Finland

Although nature-based tourism is increasingly recognized, economic incentives for private landowners supporting the production of amenity values are largely lacking. This study focused on possibilities to enhance the scenic and recreational values of private forests for nature-based tourism in Finland.

Open access link: Private landowners' preferences for trading forest landscape and recreational values: A choice experiment application in Kuusamo, Finland

Importance of forest landscape quality for companies operating in nature tourism areas

To promote the growth of nature based tourism in privately owned forest areas, new policy instruments, e.g. Payments for Ecosystem Services, are needed. They could engage private forest owners and nature-based tourism companies to cooperate and support the growth of the sector.

Open access link: Importance of forest landscape quality for companies operating in nature tourism areas

Maintaining an attractive natural environment for travel destinations through landscape and recreation value trade

The trade in landscape and recreational values outlined in this article is one way of preserving our shared environment for tourists, local operators and nature itself.

Open access link (Finnish): Matkakohteen luontoympäristön vetovoimaisuuden ylläpitäminen maisema- ja virkistysarvokaupan avulla 

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Sensing, feeling, thinking: Why the body, heart and mind are all important in ecosystem management

This brief summarizes the main findings of qualitative research in Apurimac (Peru) that explores the affective, cognitive and sensory dimensions of people’s ecosystem experiences and imaginaries.

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Sensing, feeling, thinking: Relating to nature with the body, heart and mind

Building on the core ideas of relational values, embodied experiences and connectedness with nature, we present a simple framework to explore the sensory, affective and cognitive dimensions of human–nature interactions, as well as the settings and activities that frame them.

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2022-07-06T14:47:09+00:00 July 6th, 2022|Tags: , |0 Comments

Exploring the importance of cultural forest ecosystem services: towards new business opportunities?

A European-Japanese international symposium on cultural forest ecosystem services.

15 November 2021 | Registrations

Further steps to success for new offers of cultural ecosystem services: fourth MAG meeting in Switzerland

The fourth and the last Multi-Actor-Group meeting (MAG) of the Swiss case study on funeral forests took place on 22 April 2021. As for the previous MAG meetings, stakeholders from practice, research, NGOs as well as from regional and national government were present. In total 17 participants attended the meeting. The main objectives were to reflect on the key results from the SINCERE project, get to know the canvas for sustainable business models and draw conclusions for disseminating the results in Switzerland. The workshop was an online meeting due to the current situation but was nevertheless very interactive with [...]