Why Natural Capital?

Climate Change Imperils One in Four Natural Heritage Sites: Report

6th December 2017
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Phys.org.  “Climate change imperils one in four natural World Heritage sites, including coral reefs, glaciers, and wetlands—nearly double the number from just three years ago, a report said Monday. The number of sites at risk has grown to 62 from 35 in 2014, when one in seven were listed,… [more]

Conservation of European Flat Oyster Will ‘Greatly Improve’ Water Quality & Biodiversity in the North Sea

5th December 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published at EurekAlert. “A new European alliance for the conservation of the European flat oyster has been established. If successful, it could see the water quality and biodiversity of the North Sea greatly improved. The European flat oyster represents a key species with important ecological functions and ecosystem services in the… [more]

Land Use Type, Forest Cover & Forest Edges Modulate Avian Cross-Habitat Spillover

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

This paper was originally published in Journal of Applied Ecology.  “Abstract: Natural habitats adjacent to agricultural areas are often considered sources of species that provide beneficial regulating ecosystem services through cross-habitat spillover. Both inter-habitat matrix and landscape configuration can influence spillover by controlling organismal ability to disperse through landscapes, and affecting the provision of additional… [more]

The Amazon Effect: How Deforestation is Starving São Paulo of Water

5th December 2017
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on the Guardian.  “São Paulo could face more devastating water shortages if farmers continue to clear the Amazon forest, warns the utility chief who recently steered the biggest city in the Americas from the edge of drought catastrophe. Jerson Kelman, president of water company Sabesp, told Guardian Cities he felt a duty… [more]

Using the Natural Capital Protocol Can Make a Meaningful Impact – International Paper

24th November 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment,Featured,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on The World Forum on Natural Capital. “Water is essential to International Paper’s manufacturing process. In fact, we could not make our products without it; however, we recognize that water’s value goes far beyond its use in papermaking. We work deliberately to use water resources efficiently and to improve the… [more]

The Importance of Biodiversity in Forests Could Increase Due to Climate Change

22nd November 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Phys.org.  “Forests fulfill numerous important functions, and do so particularly well if they have a diversity of trees, according to a new study. As a second study demonstrates, forest managers do not have to decide on the provision of solely one function, such as wood production or nature conservation—several… [more]