Biodiversity

Long-Term Study Reveals One Invasive Insect Can Change A Forest Bird Community

24th May 2018
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on ScienceDaily.  “Eastern hemlock forests have been declining due to a non-native insect pest, the hemlock woolly adelgid. A new study from The Condor: Ornithological Applications presents some of the best long-term data showing how the decline of a single tree species (eastern hemlock) leads to the disappearance of birds specialized to… [more]

Humans Just 0.01% of All Life But Have Destroyed 83% of Wild Mammals – Study

23rd May 2018
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on the Guardian.  “Groundbreaking assessment of all life on Earth reveals humanity’s surprisingly tiny part in it as well as our disproportionate impact Humankind is revealed as simultaneously insignificant and utterly dominant in the grand scheme of life on Earth by a groundbreaking new assessment of all life on the… [more]

Conservation Conundrum: Is Focusing on a Single Species a Good Strategy?

21st May 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

  This article was originally published on Yale Environment 360.  “Researchers are questioning the fundamental conservation concept that creating and managing protected areas for a single “umbrella” species – whether it’s greater sage grouse, grizzly bears, or gorillas – also benefits other, non-charismatic species sharing the same habitat.  Conservationists often criticize state fish and game… [more]

American Kestrels Provide Important Ecosystem Services to US Agriculture

15th May 2018
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Phys.org “America’s smallest raptor, the American kestrel, can boost economies in Michigan and other fruit-growing states, new research shows. It’s the first study to measure regional job creation aided by the activity of native predators. American kestrels range from Alaska to South America. They dine on bugs, small mammals… [more]

Connecting Finance and Natural Capital: Case Study for Rabobank

14th May 2018
Published under: Case Studies,Featured

The financial institution in brief: Rabobank is a bank by and for customers, a cooperative bank, a socially- responsible bank. Our aim is to be market leader across all financial markets in the Netherlands. We are also committed to being a leading bank in the field of food and agri worldwide. Rabobank is an international… [more]

The Secret Agents Protecting Our Crops & Gardens

14th May 2018
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on the Conversation.  “Insect pests cause a huge amount of damage to crops globally. In Australia alone, pests are responsible for around A$360 million of crop losses a year. Controlling pest outbreaks is crucial for food security and human health. Since the 1940s, our primary defence against crop pests has been synthetic pesticides. But… [more]