Why Natural Capital?

Financial Benefits of Natural Capital Accounting

9th November 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on International Finance.  “Later this month, Edinburgh will host the World Forum on Natural Capital. This year marks the third time this bi-annual international event has been held in the Scottish capital. For those who may not know, natural capital can be defined as the stock of our natural resources. This… [more]

Indonesians Plant Trees to Nurse Seagrass Back to Health in Wakatobi

2nd November 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Mongabay.  Highlights: Long understudied and misunderstood, seagrass is now being recognized for its importance around the world as a carbon sink but also as an essential part of people’s daily lives. But it is also being lost at an incredibly fast rate, equal to the loss of rainforests, according… [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]

Climate Change Already Damaging Health of Millions Globally, Report Finds

31st October 2017
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on the Guardian.  “Heatwaves, pollution and disease are the main health issues linked to global warming but action to halt emissions would deliver huge benefits. The health of hundreds of millions of people around the world is already being damaged by climate change, a major report has revealed.Heatwaves are affecting… [more]

Two Years After California’s Biggest Dam Removal, Fish Rebound

31st October 2017
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Water Deeply.  “In 2015 the San Clemente Dam was demolished, in part to restore the watershed and protect endangered steelhead trout. Now scientists are studying the impacts and the findings have them optimistic about the future. At a time when California was suffering from a record-breaking drought, removing a dam would… [more]

Grenada Expects Blue Economy Will Double its GDP

30th October 2017
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on SeafoodSource. “At the end of September, the World Bank approved a USD 6.3 million grant (EUR 5.4 million), financed by the Global Environmental Facility, “to support Eastern Caribbean policy-makers in identifying smart policies to harness the ocean and all its natural assets, and prepare for a successful transition to… [more]