Case Studies

Beehive Fences & Elephants: Tanzanian Case Study Offers Fresh Insights

10th September 2018
Published under: Case Studies,Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on The Conversation.  “When people cultivate food crops on or near wild lands it can be assumed that wild animals will eat them – what’s known as crop-raiding. Farms in the vicinity of protected areas can expect to be visited by a range of wild animals including birds, rodents, and… [more]

Review: Ants as Tools in Sustainable Agriculture

21st August 2018
Published under: Case Studies,Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This paper was originally published in the Journal of Applied Ecology.  “Abstract: With an expanding human population placing increasing pressure on the environment, agriculture needs sustainable production that can match conventional methods. Integrated pest management (IPM) is more sustainable, but not necessarily as efficient as conventional non‐sustainable measures. Being predatory and organized as superorganisms, ants… [more]

Forest Products Sector Guide: Case Study for Espadan

26th July 2018
Published under: Case Studies,Featured,Protocol Case Studies

  The company in brief SPADAN CORKS (Espadan) is a small-medium size Spanish company in the cork base product supply chain, covering all stages from cork oak production, primary processing and final production. Espadan produces two main categories of products: cork stoppers for the wine industry, and e-cork laminate for the construction sector. Espadan sells… [more]

Forest Products Sector Guide: Case Study for Hancock Natural Resource Group New Zealand

25th July 2018
Published under: Case Studies,Featured,Protocol Case Studies

The company in brief Hancock Forest Management – New Zealand (HFM NZ) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hancock Natural Resources Group (HNRG), a global farmland and timberland investment portfolio development and management company. HFM NZ manages approximately 198,000 hectares of land in New Zealand on behalf of two forest investment entities. Of this total area, 165,000… [more]

Forest Products Sector Guide: Case Study for Interholco

25th July 2018
Published under: Case Studies,Featured,Protocol Case Studies

The company in brief Interholco (IHC) is one of the largest producing companies of African tropical hardwood, specialized in forest management and wood production. Its subsidiary company IFO manages a 1.16 million ha natural forest area in the Republic of Congo: the largest FSC®-certified tropical timber concession. In the IHC concession, 69% of the area… [more]

Forest Products Sector Guide: Case Study for International Paper

24th July 2018
Published under: Case Studies,Featured,Protocol Case Studies

The company in brief International Paper (IP) is one of the world’s leading producers of fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper. We create value for our stakeholders by: sustaining forests, investing in people, improving our planet, creating innovative products and delivering inspired performance. Our vision is to be among the most successful, sustainable, and responsible companies… [more]