A Green Vision for Sumatra
This case study highlights a real-world example of using InVEST scenarios to inform decisions about land use. In this example, scenarios were developed, ecosystem service impacts were assessed, and the results were used to make sound policy decisions.
InVEST was used to map the amount of high-quality wildlife habitat, carbon storage and sequestration, annual water yield, erosion control, and water purification (for both nitrogen and phosphorus) provided by the two scenarios and the 2008 baseline. Maps were developed showing the difference in ecosystem services between the two scenarios, and between each scenario and 2008
Nirmal K. Bhagabati, Taylor Ricketts, Thomas Barano Siswa Sulistyawan, Marc Conte, Driss Ennaanay, Oki Hadian, Emily McKenzie, Nasser Olwero, Amy Rosenthal, Heather Tallis, Stacie Wolny, 2014. Ecosystem services reinforce Sumatran tiger conservation in land use plans. Biological Conservation 169
Nirmal Bhagabati, Thomas Barano, Marc Conte, Driss Ennaanay, Oki Hadian, Emily McKenzie, Nasser Olwero, Amy Rosenthal, Suparmoko, Aurelie Shapiro, Heather Tallis, and Stacie Wolny. A green vision for Sumatra. Using ecosystem services information to make recommendations for sustainable land use planning at the province and district level. A Report by The Natural Capital Project, WWF-US, and WWF-Indonesia, February 2012