Conservation

Local Interventions Boost Coral’s Resilience to Bleaching

19th June 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Phys.org “Local conservation actions, like rounding up predatory snails, can significantly boost the resilience of corals to climate-induced bleaching, according to a study led by Duke University researchers. The study, published June 18 in Nature Ecology & Evolution, comes at a time when scientists are deeply divided over whether local… [more]

Basement Preservationists: Can Hobbyists Save Rare Fish from Extinction?

19th June 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Yale Environment 360.  “Freshwater fish are the most endangered group of vertebrates on earth. Now, networks of home-based aquarists are trying to save some of the most threatened species, keeping them alive in basement aquariums in the hope they might someday be reintroduced into the wild.  In August 1940,… [more]

Does a Fire-Ravaged Forest Need Human Help to Recover?

14th June 2018
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

  This article was originally published on Yale Environment 360. “Rising temperatures and more frequent forest fires have reignited a longstanding debate among foresters, ecologists, and conservationists: Is logging and other human intervention needed to regenerate severely burned woodlands, or should these charred lands be left to revive on their own? A mile south of Yosemite… [more]

New Research Investigates Spread of Payments for Ecosystem Services Around the Globe

11th June 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Eco-Business.  “After a series of floods and droughts in the late 1990s convinced the government of China that deforestation was a major threat to water quality and flood control, the country responded quickly, spending more than $100 billion in the first decade of the new millenium on landholder actions… [more]

Policy Forum on Natural Capital Accounting for Better Decision Making Outcomes

11th June 2018
Published under: Case Studies,Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This report was originally published by Wealth Accounting and theValuation of Ecosystem Services (WAVES).  “The overall aim of the Forum is to share, explore and synthesize the experiences of countries that have been producing and using natural capital accounting (NCA) with the objective of providing guidance for countries on how to improve the use of accounting for… [more]

Integrated Modelling for Economic Valuation of the Role of Forests & Woodlands in Drinking Water Provision to two African Cities

8th June 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This paper was originally published in Ecosystem Services.  Highlights Forests and woodlands help to regulate seasonal flow and water provision. We integrate hydrological and economic models to assess the value of water regulation. Uncontrolled deforestation would result in higher household costs – especially for poorer people. Conservation of forests would help meet water demand in Tanzania’s… [more]