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
Tackling a complex ecological puzzle of ladybirds and parasites
How can society plan for the future if we only look at individual issues in isolation?
This book, published in April 2016, is an informative and useful practical guide for conserving insect pollinators.
British Science Week