- People value ecosystems for the different contributions that they make to human well-being, both material and non-material.
- Non-material contributions, such as those related to identity, sense of place and psychological well-being, have affective, cognitive and sensory dimensions.
- Although overlooked in ecosystem management and research, the affective and sensory aspects are important for connectedness with nature, human well-being, conservation and environmental justice.
- This brief summarizes the main findings of qualitative research in Apurimac (Peru) that explores the affective, cognitive and sensory dimensions of people’s ecosystem experiences and imaginaries.
- Understanding the diversity of people’s experiences and imaginaries is important for more equitable and sustainable ecosystem management.
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- Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety – Germany (BMU)
- Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD)
- European Commission (EC)
Centre for International Forestry Research
Pramova, E.; Locatelli, B.; Valdivia-Díaz, M.
Research was conducted by project
Bonn Hub Leader and Managing Director of CIFOR Germany