MAES-related developments in Czechia

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