The economic case for nature
Economics is primarily concerned with human wellbeing and is therefore best placed to make arguments for the environment on this basis.
Funding nature conservation
Funding nature conservation is a sound investment. It not only benefits birds and wildlife, but local economies, our health and education.
It also ensures the provision of invaluable goods and services making a vital contribution to sustainable communities.
Our work in this area focuses on local employment, ecosystem services, health, education and the global benefits of nature.
The publication Naturally, at your service outlines how nature benefits society and provides a template for how it can be incorporated in decision making.
The Wellbeing through wildlife publications show that by fulfilling our moral duty to conserve wildlife we also improve the quality of people's lives.
Nature conservation is a vital element of any sustainable community project and can deliver environmental, social and economic objectives together, rather than treating the objectives as trade-offs.
All three reports can be downloaded from the links on the right.
In more depth
Economies, Employment, Environment
It's now widely accepted that protecting the environment can benefit the economy.
Natural Capital and ecosystem services
Nature is a treasure-trove of wealth. But because we don't pay for it directly, we don't realise how valuable it is.
Global value of wildlife
Economic valuation of ecosystem services make a case for conserving resources, species and ecosystems.