Eco-Restoration Firms See Growing Profits

From Treehugger, news that ecosystems restoration work is hot. “Keith Bowers, chairman of the Society for Ecological Restoration International, says: ‘From an ecological restoration standpoint, there’s something on the order of tens of billions of dollars in the pipeline just in this country.” On one level, this is encouraging: governments particularly are placing emphasis on repairing damaged ecosystems that provide millions of dollars worth of “services.” At the same time, I’m bothered by a fact late in the post: “Funding for such restoration projects far exceeds global funding for basic conservation.” I would hope that we could at least equalize this equation so maybe eco-restoration doesn’t have to be multi-billion dollar concern down the road…

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