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
 

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
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
Green Infrastructure Knowledge Exchange survey
Green Infrastructure Knowledge Exchange survey results

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