Economic Values Of Elements Of Nature

Ecosystem services can be given real monetary value to establish the economic benefits or losses of elements of nature ... e.g. 2.47 acres of

       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.