We’re not saving the earth, we’re saving ourselves

“Once you show what healthy ecosystems provide for people, ‘conservation’ takes on a whole new meaning: healthy farms depend on pollinators, healthy rivers on the forests that filter the water and prevent soil erosion, healthy fishing grounds on preserving the coral reefs where fish spawn, healthy coastal areas on the reefs and mangroves that blunt storm surges, healthy hydroelectric power on water from cloud forests. Good stewardship of natural infrastructure = jobs, security, food and water.”
~ Thomas L. Friedman

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