Biodiversity and ecosystem services

ARCOS aims to enhance sustainable management of terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems and their services, for community livelihoods and human well-being.

ARCOS aims to enhance sustainable management of terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems and their services, for community livelihoods and human well-being.

To achieve this, we:
Network: ARCOS facilitates networking for conservation, monitoring and knowledge management of biodiversity and ecosystem services status, trends and drivers of change.
Empower: ARCOS enhances capacity of different stakeholders for biodiversity conservation and sustainable natural resources management. ARCOS also supports the mainstreaming of biodiversity and ecosystem services in development policies, strategies, and investments as well as related Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) at national, regional and international levels.
Act: ARCOS partners with communities, governments and the private sector, to sustainably manage biodiversity and ecosystem services through PES, landscape restoration and other actions.