• Linking the natural environment with local economic development

    Links to resources on linking the natural environment with local economic development issues.

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  • Join the Network of 1,700 members UK-wide

    Join the Network of 1,700 members UK-wide

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  • Resources on health and the natural outdoors

    Resources on health and the natural outdoors

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  • Resources on green infrastructure

    Links to resources on 'green infrastructure'

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  • What is the ecosystem approach?

    A concise description of the ecosystem approach and its development

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  • An ecosystems approach in marine and coastal areas

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

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  • 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.

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Welcome

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.