WAVES Environmental Specialist, Ken Bagstad, provides a closer look at a recent U.S. directive to consider nature’s value in Federal planning and decision-making.
Ecosystem accounts in the Philippines show deforestation and pollution have degraded natural resources in Laguna de Bay, but found some improvement in southern Palawan’s forest cover.
In a press briefing in the Philippines on October 12th, data was presented from a pilot area of the Philippine's WAVES program.
ProEcoServ assessed ecosystem services such as water, soil retention, shoreline protection, carbon sequestration and pollination in South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, Viet Nam and Chile.
Coral reefs are worth £6tn a year in services they provide for people - almost four times as much as the UK economy - an assessment of the value of natural assets has found in the ‘Earth Index’ drawn up for BBC Earth.
The U.S. Administration issued a memorandum directing Federal agencies to factor the value of ecosystem services into Federal planning and decision-making.