A fragmented natural capital picture

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I wrote yesterday about the usefulness of NGOs interested in global learning / social justice talking with NGOs that are interested in (or which should be interested in) education related to the goals that have a natural capital grounding.  The NGOs I listed under the latter heading were:

  • the Wildlife Trusts
  • the British Trust for Ornithology
  • RSPB
  • the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust
  • the Marine Conservation Society

I might have added:

  • the National Biodiversity Network
  • Plantlife
  • the Woodland Trust
  • Butterfly Conservation
  • the British Dragonfly Society
  • National Trust
  • Shark Conservation Society
  • the Bat Conservation Trust
  • Buglife
  • WWF
  • Whale and Dolphin Conservation

... and many, many more.  See here.

The fact that this list seems endless shows how fragmented what I have called (no doubt inexactly and perhaps controversially) the natural capital side of things.  And I've not mentioned any overtly educational organisations (NAEE / SEEd / GA / ASE / FACE / CLOtC / FSC / LTL / etc / etc., or charities such as Friends of the Earth / Client Earth / E3G / Greenpeace / CPRE, etc., or any of the quasi-governmental bodies: Natural England / Forestry Commission / Environment Agency / Environment and Heritage service /  English Heritage / Heritage England / etc / etc.

It is no small wonder that those interested in social justice find it easier to bend the ear of those with money and clout.


A new book, The World We'll Leave Behind (which I've co-written with Paul Vare), directly addresses these issues.

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