A new study led by UCSC researchers finds more than $600 million in property losses were prevented during Hurricane sandy by coastal habitats in the Northeast coast.
A natural capital team has conducted extensive mapping exercises, community consultations, and data modeling for the Belize Government in order to define which ecosystems are healthiest and which are most in danger.
The UN calls for greater preservation efforts for mangroves, which help protect coastlines and mitigate the effects of climate change.
An economic valuation of the Columbia River Basin will provide critical information that can inform negotiations for a 2024 Treaty update with local Native American tribes. A more expansive view of the Columbia River will allow for ecosystem-based functions to be included in a modernized Treaty.
As sea-levels rise and weather-related threats continue to increase, opportunities emerge for people and local governments to build “living shorelines” designed to reduce risk to communities and infrastructure from flooding and storm surge, while often providing the ecosystem benefits of habitat.
New comprehensive Guidelines for Measuring and Valuing the Coastal Protection Services of Mangroves and Coral Reefs make clear that Mangroves and coral reefs provide significant coastal protection benefits.