The first edition of "Ecosystems News" has been published. The Ecosystems Knowledge Network is part of UK Defra’s work to promote an "ecosystems approach", including its Ecosystem Approach Action Plan, which was last updated in 2010. The Network is a resource for anyone wanting to share knowledge or learn about the practical use of an ecosystems approach. The Ecosystems Knowledge Network facilitators aim to provide practical and financial assistance for activities on taking ecosystems approach at a practical, place-based level.
The Network invites suggestions on a range of themes including: Demystifying concepts and terminologies - understanding better the different concepts and terminologies that relate to an ecosystems approach; Linking policy areas through an ecosystems approach - exploring how an ecosystems approach can underpin work in related areas of policy and practice; Partnership working - Exploring and consolidating principles of good partnership working when taking an ecosystems approach to decision making.