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Exploring Approaches For Constructing Species Accounts in the Context of the SEEA-EEA

August 22, 2016 |

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Exploring approaches for constructing Species Accounts in the context of the SEEA-EEA proposes an initial step-by-step process for developing spatial accounts of species status. Such ‘Species Accounts’ can be constructed as standalone accounts, or as part of the wider System of Environmental-Economic Accounting – Experimental Ecosystem Accounting (SEEA-EEA) process. It provides a framework for developing a minimum set of Species Accounts and mobilising the data they contain into summary statistics that reflect species diversity, fit with identified needs and are appropriate for end users. To this end, early and consistent engagement and communication with a diverse range of stakeholders is central to constructing Species Accounts that are relevant, credible and legitimate. Developing an effective stakeholder engagement and communication strategy, and establishing an appropriate governance structure that can inform each step of the process, is critical. It is intended that this document be used by those interested in the research and development of Species Accounts, such as environmental and biodiversity agencies, institutes and other organisations

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