Monday, October 06, 2008

Where have all my assets gone?

At the World Conservation Congress here in Barcelona, the IUCN released today the new updated list of threatened mammals.

According to the so-called Red List, almost one in four species is at risk of disappearing forever. One in four, 1,141 of the 5,487 species of mammals on Earth are threatened with extinction.

Now that it's proving so difficult to protect artificial assets [money and stocks], maybe an increasing number of people can realise that it's perhaps easier, and in many ways more important, to protect natural assets [natural resources and Nature's environmental services]?

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