Bio Corridor Forum 2

It took place in La Reunion, from January 27th to February 8th the Bio-Corridor Forum 2 in the framework of La Réunion Anchor Project. It was a series of events dedicated to “ecosystem services”, which are real decision-making tools, and their mapping and evaluation make it possible to better coordinate the development of human activities and the preservation of the territory’s habitats.

Within the Bio-Corridor Forum 2, took place on January 27th the Workshop “Mapping functional ecosystems in the municipality of Saint-Philippe”, which was opened to 10 people by invitation and had as target audience, specialists in habitats and ecosystems related to the scale of a municipality and to the Mare-Longue forest already involved in the project. 

On January 30th, took place the Seminar on “Methods and tools for mapping ecosystem services. What is an ecosystem map? Which methods to use? What are the uses of reunion projects?”, in Saint-Pierre (in the CIRAD 3P centre), which was open to all and had as target audience the remote sensing specialists, project managers and planners, geomatics, water managers, researchers, students. This Seminar was conducted by the expert invited by the Agency, Francesco Sica. 

On February 2nd and 8th, two Technical Workshops “Assessment of Ecosystem Services of La Réunion”, took place in Saint-Denis and was opened to 40 people and had as target audience project managers, managers, regional institutions (Regional council, Departmental council, Municipalities, public establishments for cooperation between municipalities “EPCI”…), consular chambers, project managers from agencies or Local public companies “SPL”, engineers from research centres and NGO members. It was conducted by Ina Sieber, from University of Hannover. 

The objective was to make an inventory of ecosystem services (or “services provided by nature”) within 18 selected habitats of the territory, where the scoring carried out at regional scale mainly to complete and verify the mapping of the Anchor Project site and to further  think about the establishment of a Territorial Capacity Matrix in the long term. 

Event details
Celebration Date: 27/01/2023
Place of celebration: -
Organizer: -

Bio Corridor Forum 2
Coordinated by:
Governo Regional dos Açores
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
Regional Agency for Development, Investment and Innovation
Reunion University
Asociación Biodiversidad Atlántica y Sostenibilidad
University of Portsmouth
World Wide Fund for Nature
Institut de Recherche pour le Développement
SAERI Falklands Limited
University of Trento
Nova Blue Environment