Liberia: Mapping Natural Capital
Mapping Natural Capital provides baseline information on the extent, condition, and benefits that natural ecosystems provide to people and the economy of Liberia. Conservation International has developed a framework for mapping a country’s essential natural capital, outlined on the right. In this project, they developed maps of natural capital for the following values: biodiversity, forest carbon, bushmeat and non-timber forest products, freshwater ecosystem services, and coastal protection. They brought together existing data from global and national sources with spatial analyses using geographic information systems and ecosystem services modeling using tools such as WaterWorld and InVEST.