Case studies

These case studies prepared in collaboration with Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ ) and GIST Advisory describe examples where a focus on ecosystem services and their economic significance helped decision makers to find more sustainable solutions for the management of ecosystems.

These case studies can be an informative reference for stakeholders who might be facing similar scenarios and are looking for examples of possible options.

  1. Benefit sharing as key to conserving the Tubbataha Reefs, Philippines (2011)
  2. Bhoj Wetlands watershed services, India (2010)
  3. Cidanau Watershed PES scheme, Indonesia (2010)
  4. Community forestry for public health, Nepal (2010)
  5. Community-based lake restoration increases income from fisheries, Nepal (2013)
  6. Compensation payments for maintaining – saving Beijing’s Miyun Reservoir’s Water Quality, China (2012)
  7. Conserving wetlands through microfinance programs, India (2010)
  8. Converting water-intensive paddy to dryland crops, China (2012)
  9. Discounts on entrance fees for exercising in the Keoladeo, National Park, Bharatpur, India (2013)
  10. Enhancing agriculture by ecosystem management in Hiware Bazaar, India (2010)
  11. Enhancing Kanlaon Spring Water Plant, Philippines (2010)
  12. Equitable sharing of benefits in Sukhomajri India (2010)
  13. Fertilizing the fields with ducks, Japan (2013)
  14. Flooding rice paddies for migrating birds, Japan (2010)
  15. Forest environmental tax, Japan (2010)
  16. Forest valuation stimulates green development policies in the province of Aceh, Indonesia ( 2012)
  17. Harnessing the ecosystem services for local livelihoods: The case of the tea forests in Yunnan, China (2013)
  18. Human-elephant conflict mitigation through insurance scheme, Sri Lanka (2010)
  19. Industries share revenue for watershed protection, China (2012)
  20. Insurance scheme to protect Snow Leopards, (2010)
  21. Integrating Ecosystem Services into Spatial Planning in Sumatra, Indonesia (2010)
  22. Mapping conservation areas for ecosystem services in land-use planning, China (2010)
  23. National-level Soil Erosion Control Policies in China (2010)
  24. Outcome based payments for improved water quality, RUPES program, Indonesia (2012)
  25. Palm Oil Certification, Indonesia (2010)
  26. Participatory Guarantee Systems for organic agriculture, India (2010)
  27. Participatory valuation of forests in subsistence economy in Sekong, Lao PDR (2012)
  28. Payment for Ecosystem Services, Sibuyan Island, Philippines (2010)
  29. Payments for fresh water conservation, China (2010)
  30. Payments for ground water recharge, Japan (2010)
  31. PES for habitat restoration to reintroduce Oriental White Stork, Japan (2010)
  32. PES scheme funded through monthly salary contributions, China (2012)
  33. Planting orange orchards to curb soil erosion, China (2012)
  34. Reintroducing the Japanese Crested Ibis in Sado, Japan (2010)
  35. Singapore City Biodiversity Index (2010)
  36. Tourism more valuable than fisheries, Maldives (2010)
  37. Valuing forests for different protection strategies, Japan (2010)
  38. Waste reduction to conserve tidal flat, Japan (2012)
  39. Water fee for forest management, Japan (2010)
  40. Water Source Forest Management by Private Sector in Japan (2010)
  41. Water tank rehabilitation benefits rural development, Sri Lanka (2010)
  42. Watershed services crucial for economic development, Mongolia (2010)
  43. Wetland protection and restoration increases yields, Bangladesh (2010)
  44. Wetlands reduce damages to infrastructure- Lao PDR (2010)
  45. Wetland restoration incorporates ecosystem service value, Aral Sea, Central Asia (2010)

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