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MAES - Mapping and Assessment of the Ecosystems and their Services The European Commission, under the Action 5 of the European Biodiversity Strategy, promoted a high level conference in Brussels about MAES in May 2014. Read More In May 2014 the European Commission, under the Action 5 of the European Biodiversity Strategy, promoted a high level conference about MAES. Deeply connected with human well-being, the ecosystem services are not always adequately considered by Institutions and policy makers. Their mapping is the needed starting point for correct management. "MAES is designed to fill that gap. It should help us make intelligent decisions about actions that affect biodiversity." stated the European Commissioner for Environment Janez Poto─Źnik. from the web:MAES conference in May 2014