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Putting a price tag on paradise
Conservationists and corporations often do not see eye to eye.
An environmentalist may argue that a rainforest should be protected for its inherent beauty, while a logging company executive might claim that its real worth lies in its cut timber.
With such a wide range of opinion, is it ever possible to reach a consensus on the economic value of a rainforest?
Yes, say 17 ecologists and economists in a new article published in the journal Science.
"We must make conservation profitable," says biologist Gretchen C. Daily, lead