We have finalized a crucial stage of the research planned within the LINKAGE project. For the last several month we have been collecting data on five case study areas through focus groups interviews and mapping workshops. Overall, we conducted ten workshops – two at each case study area: one with experts (professionals working on nature conservation or spatial planning), one with local leaders. We explored respondents’ perception of ecosystem services the most important for the local communities wellbeing. We asked all respondents groups to indicate particular areas providing these services.