Economic benefits of Nova Scotia’s protected areas estimated at $1.3 to $4.2 billion annually. (Major study quantifies natural value of ecosystem services in Nova Scotia’s Protected Areas)

(2013-06-28) Nova Scotia’s existing and proposed protected areas provide natural benefits in the order of $1.3 to $4.2 billion a year, according to a study released by Global Forest Watch Canada. The report examines the extent of natural capital – the forest, lake, river, wetland and barren ecosystems – and for the first time estimates economic values for the natural benefits these ecosystems provide in Nova Scotia. 

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