Understanding the health functions of peri-urban forests in protected areas and Payment for Ecosystem Services

Public Institution Nature Park Medvednica (PINPM)


This Innovation Action will provide a unique and innovative way of evaluating health as a component of forest ecosystem services. The goal is to develop several scenarios for payments of those services, as well as empower future management of the protected area. It may also allow some programmes to be launched in cooperation with health institutions on activities related to human health and rehabilitation.

In parallel, the case will raise public awareness about forest ecosystem services in order to increase uptake, and so that all stakeholders and park visitors recognise the benefits of forests for their health. More information is available on the Medvednica Nature Park website.


Martina Belović Kelemen

PI NP Medvednica

Martina Jurjević Varga
PI NP Medvednica

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