The website of the Ecosystems Knowledge Network (EKN) was launched yesterday at www.ekn.defra.gov.uk.
The site provides a gateway to information and resources to help promote understanding of, and the tools to apply, an ‘ecosystems approach’. Video clips and case studies provide perspectives of an ecosystems approach, and examples of projects already applying this method, whilst numerous web-links and upcoming activities offer an abundance of background information and practical guidance on the application of the approach.
The Ecosystems Knowledge Network is a resource for anyone wanting to share knowledge or learn about the ecosystems approach. It is being developed by an independent partnership involving the Natural Capital Initiative, the NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Fabis Consulting, the University of Exeter (Centre for Rural Policy Research) and Countryscape.
The website is due to be updated with additional learning materials and resources over the coming months and the Network team welcomes suggestions for additional resources.