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Some background about Natural Capital. Some say it is...

...the basis for all human economic activity.
International Institute for Sustainable Development

Global Natural Capital was valued at 
US$125 trillion per year in 2011

Costanza et al. 2014

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In 1996, the Costa Rican government commenced paying landowners $42 per hectare per year to preserve rainforests

Natural Capital has been a commodity for decades.

The land, air, water, living organisms and all formations of the Earth's biosphere that provide us with ecosystem goods and services imperative for survival and well-being.
 

The International Institute for Sustainable Development

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When properly harnessed, improving Natural Capital increases production, facilitates food security & resilience, and provides additional revenue streams

Natural Capital Unit Values

Grass / Rangelands US $4,166/ha

Forest US $3,800/ha

Costanza et al. 2014

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Higher value than forest

Lower cost improvements

Increases improve production

Accessible markets

RANGELANDS & GRASSLANDS HAVE SUPERIOR POTENTIAL

As a marketable commodity, Natural Capital is under-utilised.
 
Many actions taken when land is optimised for production generate a number of Natural Capital streams.
 

Examples include:

Increased soil carbon:
= increased fertility = improved production
= increased infiltration = increased rainfall efficiency
= carbon removed from atmosphere = Carbon Credits

Improved production
= increased weight gain = reduced herd emissions = Carbon Credits



ANC focusses on optimising both production and natural capital, and we believe natural capital will become a core revenue stream on landholdings that have the scale to make it feasible.

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