People have used the natural capital provided by the Rammelsberg in the Harz mountains of northern Germany for over 1000 years mining for silver, copper and lead. Mining stopped in 1988. As humans are no longer mining for metal, another form of natural capital is used in this historic area: cultural capital. The site is a world heritage site and visitors come to learn about this historic site.
We provide economic analysis of natural capital to support decision making for now and into the future.