The Rivers Trust release three new animations to visually explain the basic concept of natural capital and ecosystem services

14 March 2019 - Published by Alistair Maltby
The natural environment is being degraded and we are beginning to realise that protecting and enhancing our ecosystems is essential, if we are to continue benefiting from all the things the natural environment provides us with.

Three new animations, funded by the Interreg North Sea Region WaterCoG project, have been created by The Rivers Trust to visually introduce natural capital and ecosystem services in three films. The first introduces the subjects, the second provides context for soil and land management, and the third film has been created to provide context for investment decisions.

Barry Bendall, Director Water and Land at The Rivers Trust, said: “I hope these animations generate a more shared understanding of the terms ‘Natural Capital’ and ‘Ecosystem Services’ and how they can be applied to real-world examples. In particular, they help bridge the gap between policy language and practical understanding for those that perhaps have the greatest opportunity to protect and conserve our shared natural resources”.

Watch the animations here: