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2019 Natural Capital Symposium
March 18-21 at Stanford University
What We’re Up To
Catch up on news and events at The Natural Capital Project.
Farmers in China can manage their land for economic as well as environmental benefits, Stanford researchers find
Expanding monoculture threatens valuable services from land, such as flood control, water purification and climate stabilization. A new approach promises to protect these benefits.read more
Carlos Alvarado Quesada, president of Costa Rica, visited Stanford to present his plan for national decarbonization
The president described a vision for his country to become an ethical example to the global community. He also spoke with Stanford researchers directing conservation and sustainable development initiatives in Costa Rica.read more
Resilience. From mental health to economic development, resilience is a characteristic that many have an intuitive sense for, but can’t quite define.read more
Natural Capital Project co-founder Gretchen Daily awarded BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award for InVEST Software
MADRID, 5 February 2019 – The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Ecology and Conservation Biology category has gone in this eleventh edition to Gretchen Daily and Georgina Mace, two “visionary” ecologists who have developed vital tools facilitating science-based policies “to combat species loss.”read more
By Sarah Cafasso | January 11, 2019 Two out of every three people will live in urban areas by 2050. In a new Nature Sustainability review article, a team of researchers explore how urban nature can affect the health and well-being of city-dwellers. Urban areas face...read more
Farmers and conservationists agree: bee habitats need to be protected.read more