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Ecosystem approach case studies

Learn about the advantages and challenges of applying an ecosystem approach by reading our six wide-ranging case studies.

Read our case studies that demonstrate the ecosystem approach:

  • The Carse of Stirling Project
  • Shetland Islands Marine Spatial Plan
  • Corporate Governance at Natural Resources Wales
  • Catchment planning on the Spey
  • Management planning at Flanders Moss
  • Scotland’s Deer Management Groups

A detailed technical report on the Carse of Stirling project is also available: Carse of Stirling – an ecosystems approach demonstration project, Technical report: NatureScot Commissioned Report No. 676

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