CSVPA would like to draw your attention to the upcoming 9th World Conference of the Ecosystem Services Partnership in Shenzhen, China (11-15 December 2017) with as overarching theme “Ecosystem Services for Eco-civilization: Restoring connections between people and landscapes through Nature Based Solutions”. Cultural values and beliefs form an important part of this interconnectedness, especially in Asia. The ESP conference organisers would welcome proposals from the CSVPA-community, or any offers to organise a session on this topic. The official deadline for session proposals is 30 April although proposals submitted after this deadline will still be considered but chances of acceptance will decrease due to limited availability of session-slots. More information about session proposals can be found here.