Economic reasons for conserving wild nature




On the eve of the World Summit on Sustainable Development, it is timely to assess progress over the ten years since its predecessor in Rio de Janeiro. Loss and degradation of remaining natural habitats has continued largely unabated. However, evidence has been accumulating that such systems generate marked economic benefits, which the available data suggest exceed those obtained from continued habitat conversion. We estimate that the overall benefit: cost ratio of an effective global programme for the conservation of remaining wild nature is at least 100 : 1.








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- Relatórios, Estudos, Avaliações de Biodiversidade, Linhas de Base


- Economia, Comércio e Medidas de Incentivo


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