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Earthwatch Natural Capital debate today: Does nature come with a price tag?

It’s going to be the warmest day of the year so far (at least down here) so of course rather than go and enjoy the fantastic nature that a beautiful spring day in Dorset has to offer, I’m getting on … Continue reading

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Pythagoras, Bean Counters and Natural Capital

“have nothing to do with the bean.” We are all familar with Pythagoras who discovered that, for a triangle, the square of the hypotenuse is the sum of the squares of tte opposite sides. What we may not realise is … Continue reading

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Natural Capital Day

Monday was Natural Capital day at the Green Alliance. They produced a report called Natural Partners, in which they sought to explain that Natural Capitalists and Nature Conservationists could get along fine, instead of bickering. On the same day, they … Continue reading

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Natural Capital Poll: The Results

Thanks to the 160 people who took part in my poll about natural capital last week. THe results are: 60% of voters agreed that natural capital is one of a number of approaches to take, and believe that a natural … Continue reading

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Natural Capital: The Poll

OK so I’ve had a bit of a rant on things like Natural Capital and Ecosystem Services this week; Now it’s your turn. I know quite a few people in the conservation/environment sector read this blog, so I’m going to … Continue reading

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More tales from Natural Capital Wonderland: Woodlands and Badgers

“What’s the economic value of woodlands in the UK? Hmm? Come on, I haven’t got all day. Yes, you at the back there   – £720 Billion you say? That sounds like a made up figure.” An imagined conversation perhaps, but … Continue reading

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Natural Capital debate: Helm rebutts Monbiot, misses target

As today’s opening of The World Forum on Natural Capital runs into a spot of bother over the antics of some of the Corporations who are promoting it, last week saw a scintillating debate about Natural Capital, between two crusty … Continue reading

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Natural Capital, Greshams Law and the Tainted Altruism Effect

I am in two minds whether to buy Tony Juniper’s new book, What nature does for Britain. On the one hand I think it will be well written and entertaining with lots of good examples of positive action for nature. … Continue reading

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New Natural Areas: time to really make space for nature and people? Guest Blog by Steve Jones

  Over at Mark Avery’s blog, Steve Jones outlined the idea of creating a series of pilot New Natural Areas, a new class of natural landscape to sit alongside National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Steve stressed that … Continue reading

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Oliver Letwin reveals enthusiasm for natural flood management

Oliver Letwin is our local MP here in West Dorset. I’ve met him a few times, to talk about different environmental issues. He’s friendly, fiercely intelligent; and loves a good argument. I don’t agree with his politics at all, but … Continue reading

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