Data Tools & Methodologies

Tradition Meets Tech: Can Satellite Data Help Indigenous Peoples Protect Their Lands?

2nd November 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This interview was originally published on Conservation International‘s blog Human Nature.  “From forests to fish, remote sensing has revealed an unblinking portrait at how humans are managing natural resources on Earth. Now, a new effort seeks to put these data tools in the hands of the people on the front lines of conservation: indigenous communities. The project carries immense… [more]

Operationalising Ecosystem Services for Effective Management of Protected Areas: Experiences & Challenges

2nd November 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This paper was originally published in Ecosystem Services.  Highlights: We implemented 41 PES in 21 Natura 2000 sites in Italy. Stakeholder involvement was important to implement PES. We evaluated management effectiveness before and after the implementation of PES. PES increased the management effectiveness of Natura 2000 sites. We discuss general challenges of operationalising ES in… [more]

Biocontrol of Common Vole Populations by Avian Predators Versus Rodenticide Application

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

This paper was originally published in the Polish Journal of Ecology. “Abstract: This paper presents results of a study focused on using the increased predation pressure of avian raptors for biocontrol of local populations of the common vole (Microtus arvalis) in Haná (Czech Republic), a region of traditional agriculture in central Europe. Five raptor perches per… [more]

Exploring Connections Among Nature, Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services, & Human Health & Wellbeing: Opportunities to Enhance Health & Biodiversity Conservation

1st November 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

This paper was originally published in Ecosystem Services. Highlights Evidence links biodiversity to ecosystem services (ES) and health to nature exposure. A few novel studies link biodiversity exposure to improved health and well-being. We provide a comprehensive summary of health effects of ES, nature and biodiversity. Future research should address causation of health benefits and action… [more]

Full Cost Accounting – FAO

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

“Sustainability measurement is increasingly pursued through capital accounting, including natural capital, social capital and ESG analysis. Increasingly, companies seek to understand the non-financial factors that improve risk management and unlock new opportunities, investors are interested to  secure stronger returns on their investments, and governments are looking for ways to translate the Sustainable Development Goals into actionable measures to improve performance. Full-cost accounting (also referred… [more]

Natural Climate Solutions

30th October 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This paper was originally published in PNAS.  “Most nations recently agreed to hold global average temperature rise to well below 2 °C. We examine how much climate mitigation nature can contribute to this goal with a comprehensive analysis of “natural climate solutions” (NCS): 20 conservation, restoration, and/or improved land management actions that increase carbon storage… [more]