Humans are dependent on goods and services provided by the natural environment, including soils, insect pollinators and water. We use the term natural capital to recognise the importance of nature’s assets and the benefits that flow from them. This gives natural capital equal status in decision-making alongside: manufactured capital (e.g. buildings), human capital (e.g. knowledge), financial capital (e.g. loans) and social capital (e.g. relationships). It is often the combination of natural and other capital that delivers society’s needs.

CEH Natural Capital projects, blogs and news
 

Northern Ireland in Land Cover Map 2007
Land cover information for the whole of the UK
Boat in harbour
Exploring the non-monetary values of marine ecosystem services in the UK's Celtic Seas
Shag seabird
Mark Newell, Isle of May Field Manager, reports on a successful 2017 season for the main study species
Puffin
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology contributes to major report assessing the impact of climate change on UK marine wildlife and environments
Trees and soil
Study sets out way of valuing soil’s contribution to food and wider ecosystem services across Europe
Fields in Wales
Farmers, land managers and foresters contributing to improvements in Welsh countryside for people and nature, new report shows
Fields in Wales
Mae ffermwyr, rheolwyr tir a choedwigwyr yn cyfrannu at wella cefn gwlad Cymru ar gyfer pobl a byd natur, yn ôl adroddiad newydd
Asian hornet
Role of citizen science highlighted at British Ecological Society Symposium on invasive non-native species

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