Grasslands

We aim to support maintenance of biodiversity and ecosystem services provided by grasslands, through encouraging ecosystem based planning and economically viable grassland management.

  • About the project

    LIFE Viva Grass project aims to prevent loss of High Nature Value grasslands by providing the Integrating Planning Tool (Tool) and considering socio-economic factors impacting nature conservation policy. The Tool will provide models for economically viable management of grassland biodiversity that would be applicable all over the Europe and particularly in integration of marginal grasslands areas that experience socio-economic decline, land abandonment and consequent loss of farmland biodiversity. The grassland...
  • Integrated planning tool

    Integrated planning tool developed within the project aims on helping to make decisions for sustainable grassland management by strengthening linkages between social, economic, environmental, agricultural fields and policies. The tool works on GIS (geographic information system) based environment and incorporates ecosystem services as well as socio-economic parameters.   Project team have already made the first logical framework of the tool, they also have finalized ecosystem service assessment for demo case...
  • Terms of the tool

    Synergies |Bundle Nature and ecosystems provide a number of benefits to humans through ecosystem processes, i.e. water infiltration in soils or nutrient uptake by plant roots. This set of benefits are what we call Ecosystem Services. However, not all ecosystem services occur together in the same location and time. On the other hand, certain ecosystem services repeatedly appear together in time and/or space. These groups of ES are known as...