Wessex-BESS survey on the benefits of Wiltshire green places

Wiltshire Countryside

Wiltshire Countryside – a view from Old Sarum by Paul Cripps

Wessex BESS are undertaking a community survey to gather information regarding outdoor places and the benefits you get from your local countryside. They need your help!

The research is funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and results will contribute towards future land management in the county. It is studying different ways that biodiversity helps people to live healthy, happy lives. You can help by completing the online survey.

Wessex BESS

Wessex BESS

Wessex BESS is a multidisciplinary research consortium funded by the UK Natural Environment Research Council under the BESS (Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services for Sustainability) research programme.

Project Partners:

Cranfield University

Cranfield University

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Project Sponsors:

Biodiversity & Ecosystem Service Sustainability

Biodiversity & Ecosystem Service Sustainability

Natural Environment Research Council

Natural Environment Research Council

This is a six-year (2011-2017) programme aimed at understanding how biodiversity underpins the ecosystem functions and services that landscapes provide. Through this understanding, policy makers and land managers should be better informed to make decisions to ensure a healthy environment and a sustainable future.

With your support the project will provide a valuable resource for the county. Latest news from the project is on their website.

The project partners are:

The project is sponsored by:

  • Biodiversity & Ecosystem Service Sustainability (BESS)
  • Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)

In addition, the project is supported by a broad range of stakeholders:

Project Stakeholders:

Wessex BESS Stakeholders

Wessex BESS Stakeholders