THE WEALTH OF NATURE; Ecosystem Services, Biodiversity and Human Well-Being

We care for what we know… To inspire, educate and foster conservation of Earth’s biodiversity The Wealth of Nature, is a celebration nature’s ecological services and demonstrates in detail how they contribute to our health, economic prosperity, and cultural values. Hundreds of stunning original, full-color photographs and over twenty data-rich essays from some of the most highly-regarded specialists in conservation today, are compiled in this publication to offer a detailed, value-driven explanation of the various ecosystem services – clean water, fresh air, medicines and climate regulation – that support, regulate and provide all natural processes and give humans cultural context. The book explains how these services have enabled our existence on Earth and why their future – and ours – are at risk. It is not just a celebration, but also a call to arms for us to stop undercutting the life that sustains us. CEMEX, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Conservation International (CI), the International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP) and The Wild Foundation have worked together to complete this 17th title in the CEMEX Conservation Book Series.
Text by Russell A. Mittermeier, Jeffrey McNeely, Fred Boltz, Cristina Goettsch Mittermeier
Editor Cristina Goettsch Mittermeier
Foreword by  Julia Marton-Lefèvre, IUCN Director General
Year of Publication 2009
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