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During the webinar, participants will learn about the inclusive conservation approach demonstrated in a case study of the Utrechtse Heuvelrug National Park and Kromme Rijn region, which is a multifunctional landscape centrally located in the Netherlands. More information about the study site and the case study can also be found in our fact sheet.

ENVISION scientist Anna Filyushkina will present how she and the team implement inclusive conservation in the study area. In a first step, by means of stakeholder interviews, diverse visions for the use and development of this varied landscape are identified. In a second step, the consequences of the prior identified stakeholder visions for biodiversity, ecosystem services, and well-being are quantified using modelling techniques. Next, the modeled outcomes of the different visions are presented to the stakeholders and in discussion among stakeholders, visions can be consolidate, ultimately leading to a more in depth understanding of different uses and interests regarding protected area management. This way inclusive conservation becomes part of the solution in the process of developing a long-term strategy for a more harmonious alignment of different use interests and for the development of shared visions for the Utrechtse Heuvelrug and Kromme Rijn region.

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