Stakeholder Engagement

The Natural Capital Benefits of Delivering Biodiversity Net Gain

18th January 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This infographic was originally published at: Balfour Beatty.

Predation By Small Mammalian Carnivores in Rural Agro-Ecosystems: An Undervalued Ecosystem Service?

4th January 2018
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Why Natural Capital?

This paper was originally published in Ecosystem Services.  Highlights:  Crop areas supported the highest diversity of small carnivores. Carnivore probability of use was influenced by dog and livestock abundance. Small carnivores incorporate significant proportions of rodents in their diet. Community members underappreciated the potential pest control services of carnivores. The perceived impacts of poultry predation… [more]

A Review of Riverine Ecosystem Service Quantification: Research Gaps & Recommendations

12th December 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This paper was originally published in Journal of Applied Ecology.  “Abstract: 1.Increasing demand for benefits provided by riverine ecosystems threatens their sustainable provision. The ecosystem service concept is a promising avenue to inform riverine ecosystem management, but several challenges have prevented the application of this concept. 2.We quantitatively assess the field of riverine ecosystem services’… [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]

Citizen Science for Assessing Ecosystem Services: Status, Challenges & Opportunities

24th November 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This paper was originally published in  Ecosystem Services.  Highlights: We reviewed citizen science projects employing approaches for ecosystem service assessments. Citizen science is predominantly applied in assessing regulating and cultural services. Direct assessments of ecosystem services are still rare. Participation formats mostly comprise volunteered data collection. “Abstract: Citizen science approaches provide opportunities to support ecosystem service… [more]

Non Monetary Values: How to Value Landscapes (Video)

3rd November 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This video is a product of OPERAs Project.  “For Millennia, humans have changed landscapes to fit their needs, but the recent, dramatic shifts in population and technology, mean that landscapes are changing at a greater speed and scale than ever before. It is urgent therefore that we figure out how best to accommodate the people… [more]