NbSI and Agile launch survey on UK-based conservation challenges
With many valuable conservation organisations working with nature to to address societal challenges, providing benefits for both human well-being and biodiversity, NbSI researcher Caitlin Hafferty is working with the university of Oxford Agile Initiative to investigate challenges those organisations may face.
Nature-based solutions (NbS) involve the protection, restoration or management of natural and semi-natural ecosystems; the sustainable management of aquatic systems and working lands such as croplands or timberlands; or the creation of novel ecosystems in and around cities.
If you, or your organisation, work on projects involving Nature-based Solutions (NbS), we want to hear from you. Please take a few minutes to complete our survey to help shape future policy recommendations for how these projects can be supported in good practice.
Projects may include conservation, nature recovery, sustainable food production, natural flood management, and many different aspects of working with nature. Agile Initiative researchers aim to keep the survey inclusive and invite any organisation working on protecting, restoring and benefiting from nature, for biodiversity and society, to participate.
Researchers have launched a survey to explore practitioners’ perspectives on a range of issues including policy and finance support, land use rights and conflicts, community and stakeholder engagement, and the trade-offs among multiple socioeconomic, climate, and ecological objectives.
This survey will support wider research on Scaling-up Nature-based Solutions in the UK, which aims to share knowledge, policy recommendations and best practice guidance for implementing NbS projects.
Read more about the project and examples of NbS conservation work here.