Why Natural Capital?

Korean War Could Be Ground Zero of Amphibian ‘Apocalypse’

11th May 2018
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on National Geographic.  “Since the 1970s, the aquatic fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis has triggered die-offs in hundreds of amphibian species such as the common midwife toad (Alytes obstetricans) Many of the world’s amphibians are staring down an existential threat: an ancient skin-eating fungus that can wipe out entire forests’ worth of frogs in a… [more]

Lives In the Balance As UN Debates Climate Finance To Transition to Green Economy

10th May 2018
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Phys.org “Behind wrangling at UN climate talks over financial aid for poor countries dealing with increasingly extreme weather and bracing for worse to come, real-world projects that can save livelihoods—and sometimes lives -– are queued up, waiting for approval and money. Rich countries are slowly opening the spigots to… [more]

Mixed Forests: Ecologically & Economically Superior

10th May 2018
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Phys.org “Mixed forests are more productive than monocultures. This is true on all five continents, and particularly in regions with high precipitation. These findings from an international overview study, in which the Technical University of Munich (TUM) participated, are highly relevant for forest science and forest management on a… [more]

Coastal Forest Conservation in Kenya Adds Up: The Result: 117 Hectares of Protected Mangrove Forest

10th May 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Landscape News. “Enlist the help of hundreds of community volunteers, hire one project coordinator and two security guards, then sell carbon credits. The result: 117 hectares of protected mangrove forest on the south coast of Kenya, which provides a natural barrier against flooding from the Indian Ocean, creates both… [more]

Any Way You Look At It, Biodiversity Is A Sound Investment

10th May 2018
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Faunalytics. “…To address these issues and more, The UN composed the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity, which set twenty major targets. These are also known as the Aichi Targets, named after the Japanese Prefecture. This essay could best be described as an economic cost-benefit analysis of meeting the Aichi Targets.… [more]

A Balkan Dam Boom Imperils Europe’s Wildest Rivers

9th May 2018
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

  This article was originally published on Yale Environment 360.  “The Balkan Peninsula, one of Europe’s most undeveloped regions, is facing a wave of thousands of hydroelectric projects that would block pristine, free-flowing rivers and cause major environmental damage. Local residents and conservationists are fighting back. Day and night, visitors to the mountain village of… [more]