New Economy of Nature by Gretchen C. Daily
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New Economy of Nature
By Gretchen C. Daily

The New Economy of Nature

The Quest to Make Conservation Profitable

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New Economy of Nature by Gretchen C. Daily

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Why shouldn't people who deplete our natural assets have to pay, and those who protect them reap profits? Conservation-minded entrepreneurs and others around the world are beginning to ask just that question, as the increasing scarcity of natural resources becomes a tangible threat to our own lives and our hopes for our children. The New Economy of Nature brings together Gretchen Daily, one of the world's leading ecologists, with Katherine Ellison, a Pulitzer-prize winning journalist, to offer an engaging and informative look at a new "new economy" - a system recognizing the economic value of natural systems and the potential profits in protecting them. Through engaging stories from around the world, the authors introduce readers to a diverse group of people who are pioneering new approaches to conservation. We meet Adam Davis, an American business executive who dreams of establishing a market for buying and selling "ecosystem service units;" John Wamsley, a former math professor in Australia who has found a way to play the stock market and protect native species at the same time; and Dan Janzen, a biologist working in Costa Rica who devised a controversial plan to sell a conservation area's natural waste-disposal services to a local orange juice producer. Readers also visit the Catskill Mountains, where the City of New York purchased undeveloped land instead of building an expensive new water treatment facility; and King County, Washington, where county executive Ron Sims has dedicated himself to finding ways of "making the market move" to protect the county's remaining open space. Daily and Ellison describe the dynamic interplay of science, economics, business, and politics that is involved in establishing these new approaches and examine what will be needed to create successful models and lasting institutions for conservation. The New Economy of Nature presents a fundamentally new way of thinking about the environment and about the economy, and with its fascinating portraits of charismatic pioneers, it is as entertaining as it is informative.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781559639453
ISBN-10: 1559639458
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 32mm)
Pages: 250
Imprint: Island Press
Publisher: Island Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Gretchen C. Daily

Gretchen C. Daily is Bing Interdisciplinary Research Scientist at Stanford University. She is author of more than 90 articles and the editor of one of the most widely cited publications in modern environmental science, Nature's Services (Island Press, 1997), and has been recognized as a "Role Model for Ecology's Generation X" by Science magazine. Katherine Ellison is an investigative journalist and veteran foreign correspondent for Knight Ridder Newspapers, who has reported from Asia, Africa, and Latin America. The recipient of a number of journalism prizes, including the George Polk Award and the Overseas Press Club Award, she won the Pulitzer Prize for a series in the San Jose Mercury News that became the basis for Imelda: Steel Butterfly of the Philippines (McGraw-Hill, 1988).

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