Finnish ecosystem service indicators

What are the most important ecosystem services in Finland and how can they be measured?

These pages present the 28 ecosystem services that were evaluated by experts and stakeholders as most important in Finland at present. Four indicators have been or are being developed for each ecosystem service: two focusing on the structure and functioning of ecosystems and two on the benefits experienced by people and the value of these benefit whether it be in economic, social or health terms.

The development of ecosystem indicators is still underway. While some indicators already contain graphs and other detailled information others remain in early stages of development.

Work on Finland's national ecosystem service indicators is being carried out at the Finnish Environment Institute in close collaboration with other national research and expert organisations. The work is funded by the Ministry of the Environment.







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