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Opportunities

Setting up a biodiversity action plan can provide opportunities and solutions involving several different social issues. 

The main point of a biodiversity action plan is to strengthen the biodiversity in an area, but a BAP also serves to optimize its use.  Often, it's a combination of the two.  An ecosystem frequently provides several different services and can therefore present a solution to multiple social issues.  The use of one service, however, means a reduction in the other services.  

With a BAP, you can focus on a specific ecosystem service.  Say, for example, that you would like to use biodiversity to help regulate the temperature in the city.  But at the same time, you can also determine with others which services an area would ideally provide in the future. 

Would you like to know what the different ecosystem services are?  A list of Green services has been compiled and included in the report of the Leiden Lekker Groen Conference ("Leiden Goes Green").