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22 March, 2019

Scottish natural capital accounts welcomed

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has today welcomed the publication of the Scottish natural capital: Ecosystem Service Accounts, 2019.

Chief Executive Francesca Osowska said: “Our water, air, soils, animals and plants make a vital contribution to our economy and society. Scotland’s Natural Capital Accounts provide an exciting opportunity to put value on many of the benefits we get from nature, in a way that everyone can understand.

 “These new accounts will complement the annual Natural Capital Asset Index, which tracks changes in the potential benefits Scotland’s nature provides for our health and wellbeing. Both the NCAI and Scottish Accounts show the huge contribution our natural environment makes to our wellbeing and to the economy. SNH is working to ensure it continues to improve.”

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