Land Management

Legalization of Indigenous Territories in Colombia: Advances in the Consolidation of Biocultural Corridors

3rd April 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on The Amazon Conservation Team.  “Secure land rights for indigenous peoples can produce significant social, environmental and economic benefits for local communities and society at large. In the nation of Colombia, in recent years, local indigenous organizations, the international community, and the government have joined forces to achieve significant advances in the… [more]

Food Systems Depend On Health Of Natural World, IUCN Emphasises At Future of Farming Debate

29th March 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on IUCN.  “European and global food systems will only be able to continue delivering if the natural world is in a healthy condition, IUCN’s Global Director for Policy, Cyriaque Sendashonga, said on Tuesday (27 March) during a major event in Brussels on the future of agriculture. Agricultural systems are deeply… [more]

The Global Status & Trends of Payments for Ecosystem Services

13th March 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This paper was originally published in Nature Sustainability.  “Abstract: Recent decades have witnessed a considerable increase in Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES)—programmes that exchange value for land management practices intended to provide or ensure ecosystem services—with over 550 active programmes around the globe and an estimated US$36–42 billion in annual transactions. PES represent a recent policy… [more]

Effective Payment Strategies for Ecosystem Services According to the Asian Development Bank

12th February 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Asian Development Bank. …The most successful of these payment for ecosystem services schemes in Brazil is the Bolsa Floresta program. Initiated in 2007, Bolsa Floresta is widely considered as the biggest payment for ecosystem services program in the world. The program rewards families living in protected areas who agree to… [more]

Prescribed Fire & Its Impacts on Ecosystem Services in the UK

25th January 2018
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

This paper was originally published in Science of The Total Environment.  Highlights Prescribed fire is a controversial and highly debated topic in UK land management. Water supply catchments are at risk from water quality impacts of fire. Irresponsible burning in the UK uplands threatens to reduce vital carbon storage. Prescribed burning over inappropriate time-scales reduces… [more]

Natural Capital Protocol Shapes Yorkshire Water’s Asset & Land Management Strategies

7th December 2017
Published under: Case Studies,Featured

This article was originally published on the World Forum on Natural Capital.  “Yorkshire Water is one of the UK’s largest water companies, providing 5 million domestic customers and 140,000 businesses with 1.3 billion litres of clean water every day. To do this, it’s vital that we manage our 671 treatment works, 83,000km of pipework and… [more]