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The world's large and rapidly growing human population is exhausting Earth's natural capital at ever-faster rates, and yet appears mostly oblivious to the fact that these resources are limited. This is dangerous for our well-being and perhaps for our survival, as documented by numerous studies over many years. Why are we not moving instead toward sustainable levels of use? We argue here that this disconnection between our knowledge and our actions is largely caused by three “great divides”: an ideological divide between economists and ecologists; an economic development divide between the rich and the poor; and an information divide, which obstructs communications between scientists, public opinion, and policy makers. These divides prevent our economies from responding effectively to urgent signals of environmental and ecological stress. The restoration of natural capital (RNC) can be an important strategy in bridging all of these divides. RNC projects and programs make explicit the multiple and mutually reinforcing linkages between environmental and economic well-being, while opening up a promising policy road in the search for a sustainable and desirable future for global society. The bridge-building capacity of RNC derives from its double focus: on the ecological restoration of degraded, overexploited natural ecosystems, and on the full socio-economic and ecological interface between people and their environments.


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Restauración del capital natural: sin reservas no hay bienes ni servicios
Aronson, James (1953-) ; Renison, Daniel (coaut.) ; Rangel Ch, J. Orlando (coaut.) ; Levy Tacher, Samuel Israel (coaut.) ; Ovalle, C. (coaut.) ; Del Pozo, A. (coaut.) ;
Contenido en: Ecosistemas Vol. 16, no. 3 (Septiembre 2007), p. 15-24 ISSN: 1697-2473
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Una de las ideas más innovadoras y atractivas que se están acuñando en la actualidad está relacionada con la necesidad que tiene la humanidad de preservar y manejar los recursos naturales – o capital natural - remanente e invertir en la restauración del capital natural (RCN) degradado para reincorporarlo a la cadena de bienes y servicios que la sociedad requiere. En este artículo, presentamos definiciones y conceptos básicos, para mostrar como la RCN es un enfoque más amplio en relación al propuesto en la restauración ecológica de ecosistemas naturales. Damos a conocer estudios de caso, como ejemplos del enfoque de la RCN, y su impacto sobre el suministro de bienes y servicios en Argentina, Colombia, México y Chile. Terminamos con una breve discusión y algunas recomendaciones para la investigación y el desarrollo de la RCN a nivel local, regional y global.

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One of the most innovative and attractive ideas to emerge in recent years is the call for humanity to preserve and manage what remains of our natural resources, or natural capital, and to invest in the restoration of degraded natural capital (RNC), in order to replenish the reserves which assure the flows of natural goods and services that society requires. In this paper, we present definitions and basic concepts to show that RNC is a broader approach than that of the ecological restoration of degraded ecosystems. We present case studies from Argentina, Colombia, Mexico and Chile explaining in each case the RNC approach and the impact on ecosystem services. We conclude with a brief discussion and some recommendations for research and development of RNC at local, regional and global scales.

One of the most innovative and attractive ideas to emerge in recent years is the call for humanity to preserve and manage what remains of our natural resources, or natural capital, and to invest in the restoration of degraded natural capital (RNC), in order to replenish the reserves which assure the flows of natural goods and services that society requires. In this paper, we present definitions and basic concepts to show that RNC is a broader approach than that of the ecological restoration of degraded ecosystems. We present case studies from Argentina, Colombia, Mexico and Chile explaining in each case the RNC approach and the impact on ecosystem services. We conclude with a brief discussion and some recommendations for research and development of RNC at local, regional and global scales.