03 May '11, 1pm

Palau & other scuba-diving destinations have gotten across the message to protect the fish

Benedicte Kurzen for The New York Times A great white shark approaching a boat off the South African coast. Reef sharks, as I noted in an article on Monday about a new study , are worth more in the water than when sold for their fins and meat, at least in some cases. In Palau, the Maldives, the Bahamas and some other scuba-diving destinations, tourism operators have gotten across the message to governments that there are economically rational reasons to protect the fish. Interestingly, the “value approach” to endangered wildlife is catching on. The World Wildlife Fund, the Nature Conservancy and Stanford University have been working together to map and value nature on a larger scale around the world with a tool called InVEST. They have projects under way in Belize, Borneo, Colombia, Namibia, Sumatra, Tanzania, and Virunga in the Congo basin. As an enthusiastic diver who ha...

Full article: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/03/putting-a-price...

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