Recognizing value of nature could boost income for the world’s poor

Mongabay: The rural poor would substantially boost their income if the ecological services of the ecosystems they steward were valued and compensated by the rest of the world, claims a new study published in the journal Bioscience. The study assessed the value of benefits from receive from healthy and functioning ecosystems - including crop pollination, foods and fiber, medicines, clean water, and climate regulation - across 17 of the world's key conservation hotspots. It estimated the value of these services......

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