Are we considering the importance and value of our natural systems enough?
Monetary valuation of ‘ecosystem services’ certainly has its flaws and there are good arguments against it. However, surely in this situation of large scale clearance it would of supported a case for more wetland preservation in the face apartment development? An environmental impact assessment was carried out – I wonder how they balanced the scales between the environmental and social (capital) weights.
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