Mapping

Scientists Hope to “Create a Comprehensive Baseline of the World’s Reefs”

16th July 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on the Daily Beast. “There is no comprehensive map of the world’s coral reefs. And that’s a problem because these ecosystems are some of the most important on the planet: they house a huge percentage of the ocean’s species, they absorb 70 percent of the wave energy coming to shore,… [more]

Analysing the UK’s Urban Green Spaces with ONS & OS

12th March 2018
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Ordnance Survey.  “The Office for National Statistics (ONS), have begun the delivery of a Great Britain-wide natural capital accounting project, gathering insights on urban green spaces and their effect on our social and economic well-being. We’ve been working with ONS on the project, along with Defra, with our GI Consultant Steve… [more]

New Collaboration Between NASA & Conservation International ‘To Make Nature’s Value Visible From Space’

26th February 2018
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Conservation International’s Human Nature Blog.  “Natural capital — the sources of the benefits that nature provides, such as flood control, carbon storage and biodiversity — makes up almost half of the wealth in developing nations, according to a report published earlier this year by the World Bank. Low-income countries are often the… [more]

Increasing Fragmentation of Tropical Forests Could ‘Increase Carbon Emissions Worldwide By Another Third’

19th February 2018
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Phys.org “Tropical forests around the world play a key role in the global carbon cycle and harbour more than half of the species worldwide. However, increases in land use in recent decades caused unprecedented losses of tropical forest. Scientists at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) have adapted… [more]

Practical Solutions for Bottlenecks in Ecosystem Services Mapping

4th January 2018
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This paper was originally published in One Ecosystem.  “Abstract: Ecosystem services (ES) mapping is becoming mainstream in many sustainability assessments, but its impact on real world decision-making is still limited. Robustness, end-user relevance and transparency have been identified as key attributes needed for effective ES mapping. However, these requirements are not always met due to… [more]

Biodiversity Doesn’t Just Arise out of Healthy Ecosystems, It Helps to Mould Them

2nd November 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published at Massive.  “In an ideal world, we would protect the natural world because it has intrinsic value and we feel a moral responsibility to maintain the exquisite diversity of life on our planet. Unfortunately, that is only a convincing argument to people who already believe in the intrinsic value of… [more]