Forests

Government Dialogue Best Practice: Mexico Best Practice on the Inter-Ministerial Commitment to Reduce Deforestation Due to Agriculture Activities

14th November 2018
Published under: Case Studies,Enabling Environment,Featured

The organization/ department in brief The Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT ), particularly the Minister’s office, has been the leader of this project, seeking coordination with the Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock,  Rural Development and Food (SAGARPA). Both institutions are ministries of the Federal Government of Mexico. Why was this undertaken? In December 2016,… [more]

What On Earth Is A ‘Non-Timber Forest Product’?

13th November 2018
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Conservation International.  “Editor’s note: From “climate adaptation” to “blue carbon,” from “landscape approach” to “ecosystem services,” environmental jargon is everywhere these days. Conservation International’s Human Nature blog looks to make sense of it in an occasional explainer series we’re calling “What on Earth?” In this installment, we break down “non-timber forest products,”… [more]

Financial Giants Can Play A Pivotal Role In Climate Stability

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

This article was originally published on Phys.org  “Financial institutions, such as banks and pension funds, have a key role to play in efforts to avoid dangerous climate change. And it is not only about redirecting investments to renewable energy and low-carbon businesses, but also to bolster the resilience and stability of the Brazilian Amazon and… [more]

Predicted “Amazonian Forest Dieback” To Lead To Severe Ecological & Economic Consequences

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

This article was originally published on Phys.org  “A team of analysts from Brazil, Europe and the U.S. has conducted an analysis of the economic losses likely to be incurred by Brazil if global warming results in Amazonian forest dieback, as is predicted. They have presented their results in a Perspective piece in Proceedings of the National… [more]

Species Becoming Extinct in Haiti as Deforestation Nearly Complete

30th October 2018
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Phys.org  “Species of reptiles, amphibians and other vertebrates are becoming extinct in Haiti as deforestation has claimed more than 99 percent of the country’s original wooded areas. A research collaboration that included two scientists affiliated with Oregon State University found that 42 of Haiti’s 50 largest mountains have lost… [more]

Several Species of Insects Have Almost Completely Vanished from Some Tropical Forests

22nd October 2018
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Science. “Insects and other arthropods have declined by up to 99% over 4 decades in a Puerto Rican forest, apparently because of climate change, according to new study. And that’s not the only bad news. Previously, most insect declines have been documented in temperate ecosystems and blamed on habitat… [more]