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
Contribution to understanding bumblebee ecology
New projects on tree health and plant biosecurity
National hub for lakes information
Insights into producing research with business impact
A new paper in Nature reveals for the first time how the abundance of nectar-producing plants has changed since the 1930s across Britain
British Ecological Society Annual Conference