Enabling Environment

The Biodiversity–Ecosystem Service Relationship in Urban Areas: A Quantitative Review

17th July 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This paper was originally published on Wiley Online Library.  “Abstract: By 2050, up to 75% of people globally will live in cities. Despite the potential ramifications of this urbanization for ecosystem services (ES), and the importance of locally produced ES for the health and wellbeing of urban residents, syntheses addressing the underlying ecology of ES provision rarely… [more]

Council Trees Now Quantifiably Valued, With Soil Vaults Delivering Huge ROI – Melbourne

17th July 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Citygreen.  “All city councils have an asset register detailing the value of assets like roads, parks, street furniture, and so on. Increasingly – and rightly so – trees are being included as quantifiable assets. In the past, it has been hard to quantify the value of trees, but today… [more]

UK Partnership Advocates Natural Capital Restoration to Boost Regional Prosperity

17th July 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Revitalization News. “The Humber Estuary is internationally important for wildlife, and it houses the UK‘s largest port complex: seldom a good combination. It is designated as a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and a Special Protection Area (SPA) under the Habitats Regulations. It is also internationally important wetland under the Ramsar Convention. These… [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]

Neglected Ecosystem Services: Highlighting the Socio-Cultural Perception of Mangroves in Decision-Making Processes

17th July 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This paper was originally published on ScienceDirect.  Highlights: Mangroves degradation continues due to decision-making processes exclusively based on economic factors. We explore the sociocultural valuation of mangrove ecosystem services in northeastern Brazil. Production and regulation of gases is the most valued ecosystem service by local fishers. Local people have a symbolic relationship with the mangrove… [more]

Natural Capital & the Political Economy of Wetland Governance in Alberta

12th July 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This paper was originally published in Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning.  “Abstract:The legitimacy of wetland decisions depends on how science and values are integrated and reflected in wetland management decisions. Natural capital and ecosystem services (ES) have become integral to how we think about ecosystem management however there is no consensus on how these concepts… [more]