Economic Values Of Elements Of Nature

Ecosytem services can be given real monetary value to establish the economic benefits or losses of elements of nature ... e.g. 1 hectare of

urban forest - $25,843
wetlands - $15,171
fence row - $ 1,023

Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources SIG Study - 2009

" Total value of final tourism ecosystem services in the Greenbelt ($millions)"

bird watching - $236.30
hiking, climbing, riding - $872.50

Friends of the Ontario Greenbelt Foundation - 2016.

"greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced and stored in forests, farmland, grasslands, and wetlands to deliver more than a third of the reductions required by 2030... equivalent to a complete stop on the burning of oil, worldwide."

Nature Conservancy - 2017

Celebrating Conservation

Bob Barnett, founder of the Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy and tireless Executive Director, takes a winter walk through an ancient cedar forest and alvar in one of EBC's Lake Huron reserves where the snow softened landscape reinforces the importance of preserving these very special places.