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St Helena Natural Capital Assessment: Final Report 2019


As small islands, the United Kingdom’s inhabited Overseas Territories provide a home to approximately 250,000 people who are reliant on their natural environment, and the benefits that it provides, for their economic welfare and their security. JNCC and and its partners have pioneered the use of a natural capital approach in the Overseas Territories to provide better information on the benefits the natural environment generates to society.

This report summarises processes and outputs from the South Atlantic Natural Capital Project on St Helena. It provides a regional overview of the South Atlantic in section 2, whilst section 3 provides further context in terms of geography, governance, population, economy and environment of St Helena. Section 4 provides an overview of project governance, stakeholder engagement and the overarching approach taken on St Helena. Outputs from the assessment can be found in section 5.

This study was undertaken as part of a programme of Natural Capital Assessment (NCA) in the UK's South Atlantic Overseas Territories implemented by JNCC and conducted by SAERI. Funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) of the UK Government through the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF), the work sits under the Environmental Resilience programme which includes objectives to integrate natural capital considerations into economic and social development planning.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2019·05·01

Smith, N. 2019. St Helena Natural Capital Assessment: Final Report. Natural Capital in the UK’s Overseas Territories Report Series (South Atlantic Region). Contracted report to JNCC.

Contracted report to JNCC as part of the 'Natural Capital in the Caribbean and South Atlantic Overseas Territories: Valuation, Vulnerability and Monitoring Change' project.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC distributor

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Open, cite source of data

Metadata date 2021·01·27

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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