WHAT price nature? When it comes to adding up the ecological benefits to Australia of its huge marine domain, the first serious stab at a value is $25 billion.
Forbes Advocate Andrew Darby reports on CPD’s Research Paper Stocking Up: Securing Our Marine Economy.
Building on the UN Environment Program biodiversity assessments, CPD’s paper counted the worth of nature hidden beneath the sea’s surface.
As Environment Minister Tony Burke indicates, this is once-in-a-generation chance to protect the marine environment.
Establishing stronger protections for our marine ecosystems could set Australia up to benefit at a time when global fisheries were being depleted.
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