Natural Capital is the stock of all natural assets, including, soil, air, geology water and all living things. It provides us with a wide range of services, often called ecosystem services, which make human life possible. Natural Capital accounting is a means of explicitly including information on the state of, and changes in, natural capital, in economic accounts. Natural capital has rapidly gained traction as a tool to value environmental goods and services.
What does this mean for the Fens? Our November meeting explored this question through presentations and case studies. What the past and present state of the Fens natural capital provides now.
Integrated Land and Water Management in the fens - Professor Ian Holman - Cranfield University
Charlie Stratford, Hydrologist- Centre for Ecology and Hydrology. Knowledge Exchange Fellowship
Download Presentation Report to follow when published
The Natural Capital of the RSPB reserves in the fens - Dave Rogers - RSPB Lakenheath
Great Fen Case Study - Kate Carver - The Great Fen Project
Wicken Fen Vision Ecosystem Services - Dr Francine Hughes - Anglia Ruskin University
What next after the Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership? - Mark Nokkert - Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership
Relationship between Flag Fen and Must Farm - Sarah Wilson - Flag Fen (Vivacity)
Discussion - What does natural capital mean for the Fens?
Chairman - Rob Wise - National Farmers Union
Our thanks to:
Vivacity and Flag Fen Visitor Centre for hosting
Moor Farm Shop for catering