Natural capital accounting not fit for nature reserves, says NE

Natural England’s natural capital accounting pilots reveal the approach may not be suitable for monitoring and valuing national nature reserves

East Dartmoor nature reserve piloted the approach. Photograph: daniyaros/123RFNational nature reserves cannot be fully valued and monitored using corporate natural capital accounting (CNCA), according to Natural England.

CNCA is an accounting tool developed to monitor natural capital assets  (the elements of nature that provide value to people through their ecosystems services) to help safeguard them over the long-term. It was created by Eftec, the RSPB and PwC for the government’s Natural Capital Committee in 2015.

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