• What is the ecosystem approach?

    A concise description of the ecosystem approach and its development

  • Applying an ecosystems approach

    Applying the approach to your profession or sector

  • Ecosystem Approach Handbook

    Ecosystem approach handbook now available

  • Action Stations! Making the most of the ecosystem approach

    UK National Ecosystem Assessment Follow-on Project reports available

  • An ecosystems approach in marine and coastal areas

    Links to projects and resources about an ecosystems approach in marine and coastal areas.

  • Tools and guidelines

    Tools and guidelines: practical resources to help with applying an ecosystems approach in the management of areas of land, coastline or marine habitat.



Welcome to the Ecosystems Knowledge Network, a resource for anyone wanting to share knowledge or learn about the practical benefits of the ecosystem approach to both people and nature. The ecosystem approach is a holistic and inclusive approach to looking after the natural environment. On this website, you will find resources that explain the ecosystem approach and show what it means in practice.