The term 'natural capital' refers to a region’s natural, environmental, and ecosystem resources, and land. It is capital because it contributes goods and services necessary for environmental and economic health. In addition to some of the more obvious benefits of environmental conservation such as habitat preservation, flood control, and ensuring water quality, there are significant financial benefits. Assigning a monetary value to our natural resources creates another motivation for environmental preservation and restoration.
Species at Risk
A central location to find all pertinent information regarding protection and recovery of local species at risk will be found on the newly formed South Coast Conservation Program website: http://www.sccp.ca/