Data Tools & Methodologies

Bringing Online Forest Monitoring Tools Offline and Into the Field

5th June 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Global Forest Watch.  “It’s another steamy day in Sumatra, one of Indonesia’s largest islands known for its tropical, richly forested landscapes. Throughout the 792,000 hectares (1.9 million acres) of Gunung Leuser National Park roam lone patrollers looking for poaching and other illegal activities that threaten the forest and its… [more]

Integrated Reporting: Valuing Financial, Social and Natural Capital

2nd June 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

This article was originally published on drmarkcamilleri.com “The end of year financial statements usually focus on financial capital, whereas organisational performance relies on resources – such as the expertise of people, intellectual property that was developed through research and development, and interactions with the environment and the societies in which they operate.  In this light, Integrated… [more]

Yale Study: Targeted Conservation Could Protect More of Earth’s Biodiversity

2nd June 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

This article was originally published on Yale News. “A new study finds that major gains in global biodiversity can be achieved if an additional 5% of land is set aside to protect key species. Scientists from Yale University and the University of Grenoble said such an effort could triple the protected range of those species… [more]

Integrated Process of Ecosystem Services Evaluation & Urban Planning

1st June 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

This paper was originally published on PORTO.  “Abstract: Evaluation of Ecosystem Services (ES) and related mapping tools and techniques can be used in urban planning and design to define sustainable land use strategies aimed to achieve resilience in urban planning. The analysis of ES improves the ability of politicians, administrators, planners and stakeholders to define… [more]

Linking the Influence & Dependence of People on Biodiversity Across Scales

1st June 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Why Natural Capital?

This paper was originally published on Nature. “Abstract: Biodiversity enhances many of nature’s benefits to people, including the regulation of climate and the production of wood in forests, livestock forage in grasslands and fish in aquatic ecosystems. Yet people are now driving the sixth mass extinction event in Earth’s history. Human dependence and influence on… [more]

The Role of Natural Capital in Catchment Management

31st May 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on: Irish Forum on Natural Capital. “This is an excerpt from a paper given by Donal Daly, manager of the Catchments Unit at the EPA, at a meeting of the International Association of Hydrogeologists (Irish Chapter) in Tullamore in April 2017. It explores the role of natural capital in catchment management… [more]