MAKING
NATURE
COUNT

WE WANT TO STOP THE GLOBAL LOSS OF ECOSYSTEMS AND BIODIVERSITY 

The continued loss of ecosystems and biodiversity is endangering the prosperity of current and future generations. Ecosystems deliver a broad range of ecosystem services that underpin human well-being and society. To halt biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation, we need to structurally integrate the 'full value' of ecosystem services in everyday decision making by governments, businesses and individuals.

10,000,000

hectare/year

The UN-FAO estimates that 10 million hectares of forest are cut down each year, this number still increases each year. 

FAO, 2020

WE GATHER AND STANDARDIZE
MONETARY VALUES OF 
ECOSYSTEMS TO PROVIDE 
INFORMATION ON THEIR 'TRUE' VALUE
 

We gather information on monetary values of ecosystem services to reflect the `true`value of ecosystems to our wellbeing more visible. Ultimately, these values should be internalized in everyday (economic) decision making. Fundamental changes are needed in our economic systems (Dasgupta, 2021), to treat the causes and not the symptoms of degradation of ecosystems and loss of biodiversity. With our Ecosystem Services Valuation Database (ESVD), we make all the benefits nature provides to us visible and thereby aim to show the importance of nature to societies and individuals.

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$217,000

/hectare/year

“In addition to their intrinsic and ecological value, Mangroves provide a mean value of 217,000 Int$/hectare/year in ecosystem services (based on our FAO-SOFO report), the most important of these ecosystem services being coastal protection and tourism.

SOFO report, 2022

WE CREATED THE LARGEST DATABASE WITH STANDARDIZED MONETARY VALUES FOR ALL ECOSYSTEM SERVICES GLOBALLY
 

We created the largest publicly available database and tool with standardized monetary values for all ecosystem services and all biomes on all continents. All the information in the ESVD comes from over 30 years of peer-reviewed academic research and official reports on monetary valuation of ecosystem services. 

OUR DATA IS
 

Completely Free

State of the art & Reliable

Used in decision-making

Used by global

leading organisations, businesses and NGO's

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THE DATABASE

6700          70%          900          42%          5000

Values

Standardized in

Int$2020/Ha/year

Studies included

Values

Externally reviewed

Studies in process of review

$375,000,000,000

Coral reefs provide for over $375 billion each year in economic goods and services. Even Apple can’t beat that, with a revenue of ‘only’ $274 billion a year. If coral reefs were a company, it would be the most profitable company on the world! 

IUCN, 2020

/year

GET STARTED
LETS MAKE NATURE COUNT

There are many ways to get involved. You can join us in a project or contribute to reviewing data. 

A free ESVD account allows you to browse and extract ecosystem service valuation data from the ESVD, to create summary tables, to suggest studies and to enter data yourself. 

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1500

users

Came before you, and have already signed up for the ESVD database. Signing up is completely free and it only takes a couple of minutes.

THE SERVICES WE PROVIDE

IMPACT ASSESSMENTS

COST-BENEFIT ANALYSES

RISK ASSESSMENTS

PRICE SETTING

NATURAL CAPITAL ACCOUNTING

TRAININGS & WORKSHOPS

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