Ns115biodiversity - Tropical Forests and Biodiversity Protection B Motives for protecting biodiversity Economic 1 future benefits pharmaceutical 2

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Tropical Forests and Biodiversity Protection B. Motives for protecting biodiversity Economic. 1. future benefits → pharmaceutical 2. avoiding irreversible changes and possible risks, including threats to ecosystem stability 1. stability → some particular species in some can cause radical changes 1. keystone species, like the beaver 1. ecosystem very different with beavers → dams; without them whole system changes - recreationl and other benefits : why go to kenya if there are no loins - appoaches for estimating economic value of ecosystem services and biodiversity - extinction: ecosystem function and stability “if any resource can be shifted from one configuration to another and it will bring greater satisfaction in the second configuration then it should be so shifted - maxim of resource economics Non economic reasons : argument for amazement all these complex co-evolutionary interactions that have evolved
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Ns115biodiversity - Tropical Forests and Biodiversity Protection B Motives for protecting biodiversity Economic 1 future benefits pharmaceutical 2

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