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Scientists Say Billions Required to Meet Conservation Targets


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- 1830 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Reducing the risk of extinction for threatened species and establishing protected areas for nature will cost the world over $76bn dollars annually.



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Danuta W (1255)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 1:40 am
noted
 

Carol H (229)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 4:16 am
noted. thanks Cal
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 5:13 am
Sounds like a lot until the second paragraph that says "The scientists say the daunting number is just a fifth of what the world spends on soft drinks annually." In that light, sounds like a bargain.
 

Shadow Manypaths (16)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 6:32 am
if you divide that by the number of people, the acreage involved, the number of species at risk (much less the numbers of individual animals), it's probably insanely cheap...and regardless of scary dollar signs, is a bargain at any price...
 

pam w (139)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 9:07 am
What Shadow said!
 

Lois Jordan (63)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 5:55 pm
I'm sure the Koch Brothers, Sheldon Adelson and other mega-wealthy people have this lying around as pocket change. But, they'd rather spend it greedily buying up power and destroying Mother Earth and our 1st amendment rights.
 

Victoria L (13)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 7:16 pm
Noted. :(
 

. (7)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 8:49 pm
noted, thanks
 

irene davis (74)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 12:22 am
god is that wot we spend on soft drink.
 

Teresa Cowley (274)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 5:53 am
This is money well-spent, if it comes to pass at all.
I'm quite sure that destruction of habitat, over-crowding, water and air pollution--all this sits squarely on the shoulders of humans.
Yes, comparing it to sodas does somehow make it seem cheaper--sodas are garbage we're wasting money on (much like the greedy corporate types, the supreme court, politicians). Of course, trying to wrest the money from any of these would be down-right impossible.I've never understood how people who have plenty and enough money would sell their souls for more of the same!
 
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