What makes our planet’s natural treasures worth saving, and why should we care?
With hundreds of stunning full-color photographs and more than twenty data-rich essays from some of the most well-respected intellects in the conservation movement today, this 17th publication in the CEMEX Conservation Book Series aims to provide some of these answers.
More than twenty essays by some of the most distinguished scientists working in conservation are compiled in this publication to highlight that unsustainable economic growth has put a burden on nature’s capacity to deliver clean water, fresh air, medicines and climate regulation, among other benefits. Assigning a financial value to them is the key to mend some of the environmental impact of human activities.
The Wealth of Nature was produced by CEMEX, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Conservation International (CI), the International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP) and The Wild Foundation at the 9th World Wilderness Congress in Mexico (WILD9)