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URPP Global Change and Biodiversity

Landscape services and basic landscape knowledge

"Landscape services are landscape functions that provide direct economic, social and health benefits to individuals and society. In many cases, they have the character of public goods."
Keller and Backhaus, 2017

This webpage is the outcome of a research project funded by the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN - BAFU) on "landscape services in landscapes of national importance". The understanding of "landscape services" is explained and some recommendations, good practice examples and publications are listed.
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Bringing the landscape into the classroom

In collaboration with the Pädagogische Hochschule basic knowledge about landscapes was compiled for primary and secondary school teachers. This project was co-funded by BAFU and several foundations and is a collaboration with the Pädagogische Hochschule (teachers college).

A booklet can be downloaded using the links below: