EU member states are very heterogeneous with respect to biodiversity, landscape structure and structure of the agricultural sector. Thus, they face different problems regarding the provision of ESS (e.g. soil protection, diffuse water pollution and/or overall water consumption), and must manage differently agricultural land use in order to achieve other linked objectives.The TALE project was implemented on 5 case studies spread in the partners countries.The sample of case studies thus represents some of the differences within the EU but does not pretend to cover the whole diversity of european landscapes. However, the strenght of the project is that it provides common methodologies to be applied, what allows then to implement the method in other case study areas, and to compare the data. Implementing the TALE project also contributes to increase the data set related to Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity across Europe.

In this TALE learning environment, you will find

  • the complete demonstration of the approach applied for the Kromme Rijn (NL) area,
  • details about the biodiversity model developed by the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, to account for the impacts of the different land management scenarios on biodiversity can be found in WP2 tab.
  • WP1, WP2, and WP3 tabsĀ are populated with some examples of outputs coming from the implementation of the project in the Cega-Eresma-Adaja case study area (Spain).