Public debate has sometimes tended to equate preservation of biodiversity with the emblematic fate of certain endangered species. We now know the importance of protecting fauna and flora as a whole, not only in certain “hotspots” upon the earth, but even in our local meadows and lawns. Of course, this involves not only the variety of species – and thereby the planet’s genetic heritage –, but also the many interactions between the latter (through pollination, predation and symbiosis) and the full scope of “services rendered” to mankind...
Public Incentives Harmful to Biodiversity
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