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The 7th annual Conference of the Ecosystem Services Partnership will be held in Costa Rica, from 8-12 September 2014. The emphasis of this conference will be on the use of the ecosystem services concept at the local level, focussing on Latin America, and with a special emphasis on Costa Rica. The programme consists of a mix of plenary sessions, workshops, open topic sessions and special sessions, and several field trips will be orgnised to provide the opportunity to observe and discuss the practical application of ecosystem services.
The IES plans to present the latest work on MAES (Mapping and Assessment of Ecosystems and their Services) and the ESP mapping tool (The Ecosystem Services Partnership Visualization tool).