Learn about our 5-step process
What are the key values of your ecosystem?
What are the key threats?
How can we CONCEPTUALIZE it?
Q’s to ask when CHOOSING INDICATORS
Is there data? or data gaps?
Are the indicators relevant?
Do they represent key ecological processes?
How do they relate to management objectives?
Can they be measured throughout the ecosystem?
DEFINE THRESHOLDS of ecosystem health
For example, mangroves help protect coastal communities from storms, and are a vital habitat for juvenile fish and birds.
How many mangroves = healthy vs unhealthy?
How good is your math? Let’s CALCULATE SCORES
Each indicator gets a score from 0% to 100%
Then we average all of the indicators to show how healthy the ecosystem is.
How healthy is your ecosystem?
Now we need to COMMUNICATE RESULTS
Who’s your target audience?
How do we make politicians sit up and take notice?
Clear and simple communication is key.