Case Studies

Integrating Natural Capital Assessment & Marine Spatial Planning: A Case Study in the Mediterranean Sea

6th August 2017
Published under: Case Studies,Data Tools & Methodologies

This paper was originally published on ScienceDirect.  Highlights Natural capital value was assessed in the Egadi islands MPA through emergy accounting. The value of both autotrophic and heterotrophic natural capital stocks was calculated. Marxan software was used to identify key areas for natural capital conservation. Environmental accounting outcomes were integrated with spatial data on human… [more]

Study finds Nachusa Grasslands Restoration Produces Unintended Benefits

21st July 2017
Published under: Case Studies,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Phys.org.  “Summer is abloom at Nachusa Grasslands, where the warmth of July is igniting an explosion of color. Purple coneflowers point to the sky. Big bluestem grass sways in the breeze. Monarch butterflies flutter among delicate pink milkweed flowers. Though invisible to the naked eye, something equally amazing is… [more]

Cash for Carbon: A Randomized Trial of Payments for Ecosystem Services to Reduce Deforestation in Uganda

21st July 2017
Published under: Case Studies,Data Tools & Methodologies

This paper was originally published on Science Magazine.  “Trees take up a lot of CO2, so one approach to reducing the rate of increase in atmospheric CO2 levels is to reduce the cutting down of trees. Jayachandran et al. evaluated a program in which forest owners in Uganda were paid to not cut down their trees. Encouragingly, payments… [more]

First Peruvian Law Established for Ecosystem Services

17th July 2017
Published under: Case Studies,Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT).  “The Challenge The Cañete River basin in Peru is a crucial source of water for the farmers, rural families, people living in the town of Cañete, and hydropower industries. The water supply is unevenly distributed among these groups, with the ecosystems upstream supplying the… [more]

2nd Edition of the Environmental Impact Valuation as base for a Sustainable Fashion Strategy – HUGO BOSS

10th July 2017
Published under: Case Studies,Featured

This white paper was developed by HUGO BOSS.  “The white paper “The Environmental Impact Valuation as Scientific Basis for a Sustainable Apparel Strategy” published in September 2016 as a result of years of research, development and verification showed the potential of combining well established methods like Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) and the Natural Capital Protocol… [more]

Magpies Recruited to Safeguard Vineyards from Grape-Eating Birds

3rd July 2017
Published under: Case Studies,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on New Scientist. “Bring in the big guns. Magpies are being lured in to help ward off smaller birds that feast on grapes. Fruit-eating birds like starlings, rosellas and thrushes cause substantial damage to Australian vineyards, in some cases munching through 80 per cent of the fruit. Farmers try to… [more]