Czechia carried out habitat mapping by field survey. Data were complemented by remote sensing, so the ecosystem mapping is completed. Information on structure and functions of semi-natural habitats together with other data sources (agro-environmental schemes, WFD etc.) could be utilised in order to estimate condition of ecosystems. Study on ecosystem services was completed 2013. Either biophysical quantities or socio-economic values were derived for 17 services on the basis of benefit/value transfer. All the work has been delivered by scientists and experts and is not recognized by policy-makers so far. Outcomes still wait for implementation. Policy support also needed to get data from sectors. Important to highlight why this work is useful outside biodiversity community.

Date: 20/11/2015