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
Almost 1000 records a day in 2016
Nest-boxes are no substitute for the crucial role that tree cavities play in maintaining biodiversity
CEH-led €3 million EKLIPSE project supporting policy on Europe’s biodiversity and ecosystem services launches first report
How can soil health be better measured and managed?
Helping users to make an informed choice of tool
Workshop and collaborative fieldwork with Chilean scientists
Free forest management sim - make decisions about whether a forest will prosper or decline
Topics include lake ecology and water, land and crop management