Agriculture

In the Aftermath of the Colombian Conflict, “Expect to See An Increase in the Degradation of Pristine Environments”

12th September 2018
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Phys.org  “More than 50 years of internal conflict in Colombia have left behind roughly 8 million victims, including 220,000 dead. Now the country is in the midst of a tenuous ceasefire, thanks to a November 2016 peace treaty between the Colombian government and the largest group of rebels, formerly… [more]

Drought, Conflict & Migration in Kenya

11th September 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Phys.org  “As droughts worsen across the globe, more people who earn their living through farming and owning livestock are forced to leave their homes. Many academics and policymakers predict that the rise in migration may lead to an increase in violent conflict. However, most existing studies on the topic… [more]

Digging Into The Plant Microbiome Could Feed the World & Save Endangered Species

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

This article was originally published on Science News.  “…Just like humans and other animals, plants have their own microbiomes, the bacteria, fungi and other microorganisms living on and in the plants. Some, like the mildew, attack; others are beneficial. A single leaf hosts millions of microbes, sometimes hundreds of different types. The ones living within… [more]

Protecting Crops With Predators Instead of Poisons

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

This article was originally published on Ensia.  “Summer carloads of sweet-toothed tourists, flush with cash and seeking local pies and jams, are an economic godsend in northwest Michigan’s cherry-growing region. Other hungry visitors are less welcome — voles, weevils, fruit flies, grasshoppers and pest birds do significant damage to local crops. Cedar waxwings, American robins… [more]

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]

Interactions Between Freshwater Ecosystem Services & Land Cover Changes in Southern Bangladesh

10th September 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This paper was originally published in Science of The Total Environment. Highlights: Additional freshwater from monsoon influences the short term land cover change. Monsoon and post-monsoon rainfalls increase the supply of regulating FES. Low rainfall in the pre-monsoon seasons influences the increase of provisional FES. In spite of post-monsoon increase of FES, the long-term supply potential… [more]