SNAPP TEAM:Making Ecosystems Count
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How can countries measure progress towards Sustainable Development Goals for natural resources and ecosystem services?

Measuring the outcomes of natural resource management and ecosystem service-based management is a challenge. Policy makers and donors prefer straightforward indicators that compress complex data into a handful of figures; natural resource and ecosystem service-based management defy such an approach. This team developed indicators for the natural resource-related Sustainable Development Goals, testing them in the Nile, Volta and Niger river basins.

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Distilling the role of ecosystem services in the Sustainable Development Goals
(Ecosystem Services)
Peer-reviewed paper
Ecosystems and human well-being in the Sustainable Development Goals
(Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment)
Peer-reviewed paper
Team Leaders
David Cleary
The Nature Conservancy
Fabrice DeClerck
EAT Foundation (formerly Bioversity International)
Team Members
Adophe Zangre
Burkina Faso Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security
Alex Fremier
University of Idaho
Andrew Noble
Water Land and Ecosystems
Anita Regmi
Bioversity International
Becky Chaplin Kramer
Stanford University
Ben Ampomah
Ghana Water Resources Commission
Ben Nemser
United Nations
Birungi Korutaro
Kilimo Trust (Tanzania)
Boro Toro
Direction Generale des Ressource d'eau (Burkina Faso)
Brian Belcher
Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
Camilla Tanzaniani
Bioversity International
Carrie Kappel
National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS), University of California, Santa Barbara
Ehsan Dulloo
Bioversity International
Evan Girvetz
International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)
Joseph Osiakwan
Ghana Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources
Julian Chow
United Nations
Karen Brooks
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Kate Brauman
University of Minnesota
Line Gordon
Stockholm Resilience Center
Lisa Mandle
Stanford University
Marie De Lattre Gasquet
CGAIR Consortium
Mark Mulligan
King's College London
Patrick O’Farrel
Peter Kareiva
University of California, Los Angeles
Raphael Yeboah
Ghana Forestry Commission
Sandra Corsi
Bioversity International
Sandy Andelman
Vital Signs
Sarah Jones
Bioversity International
Sylvia Wood
Columbia University; Bioversity International
Valentin Iogo
Volta Basin Authority
Wei Zhang
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
William Colby Smith
University of Minnesota