Report: Annual investment in watershed protection tops $8bn

BusinessGreen: The number of projects that aim to enhance water security by protecting water-rich ecosystems such as forests and wetlands has nearly doubled over the past four years, according to a major new report that reveals annual investment in so-called ecosystem service projects has cleared $8bn. The study from US-based NGO Forest Trends confirms there were at least 205 watershed protection projects in place by the end of 2011, generating $8.17bn in investment, an increase of nearly $2bn on 2008 levels.......

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