How much is nature worth in the UK?

ONS infographic on the value of natural capital

Have you ever wondered how much nature is worth in the UK?

No, I hadn't either, but it turns out it was £1,573bn in 2011, according to research from the Office for National Statistics.

The ONS put the "natural capital" figure out as part of a set of five infographics for World Environment Day.

There's plenty of good stuff in the report, which looks at the value of natural resources such as oil and gas reserves, timber, chalk and agricultural land.

It also includes an attempt to put a value on trickier things like outdoor recreation (going for a walk in the countryside).

It's the ONS's first attempt to do this and there are lots of caveats about the figures and their limitations.

Read more here.