BIOPROSPECT

Outputs

The Project

The project outputs are directly related to the specific objectives of the project and include the tools for the conservation of forest biodiversity through economic valuation and sustainable capitalization, the application of forest economic valuation and capitalization benefits and the integration of economic valuation in the operational management of forested areas and policies of the Balkan Mediterranean area.

The Project outputs regarding the operational tools for the conservation of forest biodiversity through economic valuation and sustainable capitalization in relation with the first objective are:

  • Manuals for: (a) Assessing the status and trends of forest services’ availability and distribution, (b) Genetic pool mapping and bioprospect assessment, (c) Stakeholders engagement and public participation in the economic valuation of biodiversity
  • Operational models for the economic valuation of biodiversity services in forest ecosystems
  • Guidelines for sustainable capitalization of provisional services in terms of bioprospect for agriculture & industry, water management, tourism & recreation and education & social inclusion

The Project outputs, in relation with the second objective, which will demonstrate the operational application forest economic valuation and capitalization benefits, are:

  • Stakeholders mobilization in 5 areas, (including 3 Protected Areas) : Pindos (GR) Rodopi (BG) and in forests of Limassol (CY) Vrapcist (FYROM) and Maliq (AL).
  • Mapping and valuation of genetic pool and biodiversity services in 5 forested areas
  • Action plans for improved biodiversity capitalization 4 forested areas (GR, FYROM, BG and AL)
  • Demonstration interventions in 3 forested, pilot areas in GR, FYROM and AL

The Project outputs to integrate economic valuation in operational management of forested areas and policy of Balkan Mediterranean area (Obj-3) are:

  • One-stop-shop for economic valuation of forest ecosystem services (e-calculator, e-handbook, e-training)
  • Networking forested protected areas and training of managers for improved decision making
  • Roadmaps for promoting biodiversity valuation and bioeconomy in regional and rural development

Through the implementation of the above activities, the project will address 3 designated areas, supporting the conservation status of habitats in 5 forests covering an area of more than 15.000 ha.

The project outputs will be open and free to users outside consortium.

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