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Economic benefits of protecting nature now outweigh those of exploiting it

The economic benefits of conserving or restoring natural sites now “outweigh” the profit potential of converting them for intensive human use. This is according…

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The economic benefits of conserving or restoring natural sites now outweigh the profit potential of converting them for intensive human use.
This is according to researchers behind the largest-ever study comparing the value of protecting nature at particular locations with that of exploiting it.
A team led by the University of Cambridge and RSPB as part of the Cambridge Conservation Initiative analysed dozens of sites from Kenya to Fiji and China to the UK across six continents.
A previous breakthrough…

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