On the 17th of January, the SUPER-G project organized a stakeholder webinar on the theme “Improving permanent grasslands for ecosystem services and biodiversity”. Well-managed permanent grasslands are of great importance for food production, nature conservation and other ecosystem services such as regulating water flow and mitigating climate change.
“Covering about 40% of the terrestrial world surface, half of the grassland areas are undergoing degradation in some way or form” says keynote speaker James Bullock.
Together with speakers Bettina Tonn, Mark Whittingham and Valentin Klaus, several topics were presented, such as, the current research on strategies to combat grassland degradation and how to manage grasslands for biodiversity, multifunctionality and food production. Approaches to stimulate interest and aid communication around this challenge were also discussed.
If you didn’t get a chance to see the webinar, you can see it here.