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The New Economy of Nature: The Quest to Make Conservation Profitable

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Why shouldn't people who deplete our natural assets have to pay and those who protect them reap profits? Conservation-minded entrepreneurs and others around the world are beginning to ask just such a question, as the increasing scarcity of natural resources becomes a tangible threat to our own lives and our hopes for our children. This text brings together Gretchen Daily, ...more
Paperback, 260 pages
Published September 1st 2003 by Island Press (first published 2002)
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Benjamin Galecki
Jul 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Let me first say that I am biased. When I look at the world I see us polluting our water, our food, our environment, and therefore our bodies. I see us spending trillions on healthcare and research, and paltry pennies on environmental services in comparison. I see this as a vicious cycle. The more we neglect the environment, the more we'll have to spend on healthcare. Clean environments lead to clean(er) atmospheres, water, food, etc, which leads to healthier populations. Throw in a warming clim ...more
Hao Ca Vien
Mar 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Gretchen Daily details attempts to make saving the planet economically sound. Daily surveys experiences of different ecologists and economists that try to shift ecological into financial in order to save the world.

One good example is the land of Costa Rica which is now a great tourist attraction for its beautiful reserve, the ACG. Costa Rica subsidized saving forests similar to using carbon-credits by paying off foresters. The end result was that they created an ecological haven. Now, many years
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Daniel Crews
Oct 01, 2007 rated it really liked it
Okay book, a collection of accounts about ways in which people are developing an economy sustainably. Was recommended to me by famous Stanford environmentalist Paul Ehrlich.
Miranda
Jul 14, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Awesome. This book made an economist out of a biologist.
Tbuck Buck
Apr 24, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Has some really great and intriguing ideas to get corporations to go green.
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Shelves: scientific
This in an interesting read providing a unique perspective of looking at nature.
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