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]

The Natural Treasures of Bonaire (Video)

4th December 2017
Published under: Case Studies,Enabling Environment

This video was produced by Wolfs Company.  “The Wolfs Company documentary “National Treasures of Bonaire” was produced to communicate the results of the project TEEB Bonaire. The documentary gives an insight in how the economic value of nature is linked to everyday life. It raised awareness about the importance of healthy ecosystems and has gained… [more]

Scientists Say Damage to Florida’s Coral Reef has Made the State More Vulnerable to Storm Surges – Washington Post

13th September 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on The Washington Post.  “As we begin to piece together the damage from Hurricane Irma in Florida, scientists are pointing to an environmental factor that may have made the storm’s impact worse: the ongoing loss of coral on the state’s increasingly threatened barrier reef. At 360 miles long, the Florida Reef Tract… [more]

Open Source GIS Tools Helping To Save Mangrove Forests

18th July 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Directions Magazine.  “At the end of the Baja Peninsula between the states of Sinaloa and Nayarit lies the Marismas Nacionales,or National Marshes, the largest intact mangrove forest on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. The ecosystem services provided by these hundreds of square miles of mangrove forests are important to… [more]

Holistic Management Makes Ecosystems Healthier, People Wealthier

9th June 2017
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on “Economists agree that natural ecosystems store large quantities of wealth, but the challenge of measuring that wealth has prevented it from being included in typical accounting systems. A new Yale-led study tackles this challenge by recognizing the value of “natural capital” assets—such as groundwater or fish species—and connecting… [more]

Quantifying the Use & Availability of Marine Ecosystem Services for Humans

2nd May 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on The European Commission’s science and knowledge service. “The seas provide a wealth of ecosystem services that support the economy and human well-being, including food provision, climate regulation, coastal protection from storms, water purification and recreational activities. To date, sustainable management of these services has been hampered by the fact they… [more]