Ecosystem Services

Are We Restoring the Everglades Just So The Ocean Can Swallow It Back Up?

19th October 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Phys.org  “Are we restoring the Everglades just so the ocean can swallow a lot of it back up? Eighteen years into the multibillion-dollar restoration of the Everglades, a scientific review committee called Wednesday for a broad re-examination of future projects in light of the changing climate and rising oceans.… [more]

Protecting Nature is Critical to Maintain Global Security

18th October 2018
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Conservation International.  “…One of the most interesting ideas of the day came from my friend Richard Haass, the president of CFR and a CI board member. During the symposium’s closing session, Richard admitted that several decades ago, when he was examining the dangerous mix of security threats, he did not… [more]

Louisville, Kentucky Launches A “Controlled Study of Nature as a Medical Intervention”

17th October 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Phys.org  “The U.S. city of Louisville, Kentucky isn’t known as a hotbed of environmental action and innovation, but that could change as it has recently become home to a first-of-its-kind collaboration between environmentalists, city leaders and public health professionals. The Green Heart Project, funded in part by the United… [more]

United States “Undervaluing Healthy Lakes & Rivers” in Policy Making

15th October 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on ScienceNews.  “Economists often ignore the human health benefits of keeping water bodies clean Most U.S. government attempts to quantify the costs and benefits of protecting the country’s bodies of water are likely undervaluing healthy lakes and rivers, researchers argue in a new study. That’s because some clean water benefits get… [more]

Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference Highlights the Economic Benefits of Conservation

15th October 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on the Independent. “The illegal wildlife trade (IWT) has a negative impact on African economies and their development. It destroys ecosystems and biodiversity, undermines institutions, and channels scarce state resources away from critical social programmes. In Africa, Elephant poaching alone is estimated to cost between £3-5 billion per year in… [more]

Protecting Nature The Best Way To Keep Planet Cool: Report

15th October 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Phys.org “The best—and fairest—way to cap global warming is to empower indigenous forest peoples, reduce food waste and slash meat consumption, an alliance of 38 NGOs said Monday. Restoring natural forest ecosystems, securing the land rights of local communities and revamping the global food system could cut greenhouse emissions 40 percent… [more]