Forest values

BBC: They fall as mere raindrops but quickly transform into cogs in a billion-dollar machine crucial to the future of a nation's economy. That's the startling conclusion of new research into the economic value of the preserving Kenya's Mau Forest, the country's largest. In the jargon of environmental science, the forest's ability to generate rain and to store water is "an ecosystem service" worth huge sums to activities downstream. The forest stretches over hills between the ......

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