Recent decades have seen a proliferation of economic approaches to conserving nature along with the emergence of new markets for green products and services.
This issue of World Conservation looks at how market forces can be harnessed to support conservation, ecosystem restoration and the sustainable use of biological resources.
We read compelling statistics on the economic value of biodiversity and ecosystems and we hear that biodiversity is beginning to be seen by business as an opportunity as well as a risk. Companies are making money from conserving biodiversity while helping to safeguard it and consumers are beginning to exercise their power for change by making more responsible purchasing choices.
Recent studies show that the amount of funding currently being invested in conservation is far below what’s needed, but if significant new funding does materialize, how should it be spent to best effect? Read the views of leading environmentalists and join the debate. > Download the full issue in English
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