The Codru Quest: Economic Valuation of the Ecosystem Services of the Codru Protected Area by Using Gamification

29 Sep 2016 Codru Nature Reserve, Moldova, Europe Biodiversity | Forests

Alexandr Iscenco


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21 Feb 2018

The Codru Quest II: A New Hope. Conservation of Ecosystems and Biodiversity in the Codru Forest through Education, Gamified Research, and Stakeholder Engagement

The Codru Quest is aimed at reducing the threat of forest ecosystem degradation in the Codru protected area through practical education and involvement of Moldovan communities and organizations, who value biodiversity and ecosystem services in Codru, into collaborative conservation of the area.

Codru Forest.

Codru Forest.

The Codru Quest is the innovative research-and-capacity-building environmental project for stimulating cooperation among civil society, organizations, and companies around resolving biodiversity conservation issue through the use of gamification and citizen science. In 2016 – 2017 it is the research-and-education component of the 2nd edition of MEGA Impact Championship that addresses the issue of degradation of ecosystems in the Codru protected area in Moldova caused by lack of awareness and undervaluation of ecosystem services there that local residents benefit from.

The Codru Quest - Guided expedition through the Codru Nature Reserve.

The Codru Quest - Guided expedition through the Codru Nature Reserve.