GIZ ValuES - Aral Sea Wetland Restoration Strategy , Uzbekistan


Regions:
Scale:
Subnational
Ecosystems:
Rivers and lakes
Goals:
Nbs actions:
Topics (Keywords):
Ecosystem services, stakeholder consultations, Trade-offs
Start/End date
31 December 2013
Client
Design Team
Awards
Area Characterisation
Objectives

The  central Uzbek government needed to be convinced that investments in the Amu Darya delta would make social, ecological and economic sense. Ecosystem services of the delta were valued for three situations: the situation before degradation, the present degraded and the potential restored situation.

Actions

Potential impacts/benefitis

NBS benefits
Transferability of the Results

Lessons learned

Recognition of ecosystem services was instrumental in changing the course of development from sectoral, technocratic and unsustainable interventions, towards the restoration of natural processes. The ecosystem service concept helped to overcome two obstacles: - identify the relevant stakeholders and the central trade-offs amongst them. - sensitise the stakeholders that they all depend on the same ecosystem, which is affected by their land use practices.

Financing

Organisations

ValuES: Methods for integrating ecosystem services into policy, planning, and practice

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Postfach 5180 / P.O. Box 5180, 65726 Eschborn, Deutschland / Germany

T  + 49 6196 79-1321, E  info@aboutvalues.net

Other partners: 
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ;
Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF);
Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nucelar Safety of the Federal Republic of Germany (Funding)

Contacts

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