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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.
The key to saving the planet’s tropical rivers lies in investing in renewable energy technologies such as solar and wind power rather than building large hydropower dams, argue Natural Capital Project postdoctoral fellow and hydrologist Rafael Schmidt and colleagues in a commentary published today in Nature.read more
Apr 29, 2019Much is known about coffee plantations’ effects on Costa Rica’s agricultural landscape, but their impacts on nature–specifically tropical bird biodiversity–have largely remained a mystery until now. While some coffee plantations are able to host a...read more
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