Wednesday, 27 July 2011

The Economic Value of Nature


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U.S. National Parks, Scenic Rivers and Seashores receive 100 million visits annually—and that's just one example of "nature's capital," says Conservancy Chief Scientist Peter Kareiva.

Find out more reasons why we need a new accounting of nature’s value »

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Nature Is Worth Preserving!
I live near the Great Barrier Reef marine park, one of Australia's most valuable natural and tourism assets, and one of the first likely to feel the heat of climate change. Visit while you can! Many of Australia's other beautiful natural wilderness areas, such as the Kimberley region of Western Australia, are now under threat from the mining industry and state governments keen to boost their budgets by pushing for the sale of parts of areas recently returned to our indigenous people, under Native Title, on the expectation of their guardianship in perpetuity and use as hunting grounds. This is undoubtedly a sensitive subject that must be examined by international researchers. Great site, great ideas, keep up the good work! Love and light, Jewel Rainbow, North Queensland, Australia

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