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What is the point of conservation?

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#1 armchair bushman

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Posted 03 August 2016 - 05:38 AM

If you wonder why I'm always harping on about payment for ecosystem services, I recommend you read this article (right to the bottom - don't stop halfway). It provides helpful explanations of what nature and healthy ecosystems do for humans, and how we can put economic values on them - meaning a loss of a healthy ecosystem is an economic and humanitarian loss as well. Good explanations on why conserving ecosystems, rather than single species, is important (in other words, don't be turned off by the title)

http://www.bbc.com/e...angered-species


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Posted 04 August 2016 - 03:42 AM

A really good article! I hope more people here read it.


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