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The strange case of Green Bear

Around the world, polar bear researchers use satellite collars to track where bears go, and how they’re adapting to a fast-changing Arctic. We follow a number of these bears on an interactive map: Because the data is (almost) live, you can watch unusual and exciting behaviour unfold as the researchers do. This year, researchers at […]

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Managing resources; managing tensions

This article originally appeared in The Circle 02.15. There are a number of examples of where valuation of ecosystem services has successfully influenced policy and planning. One of those is on the west coast of Vancouver Island, Canada where one of the most diverse, collaborative marine planning processes in the world has been created. It […]

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Putting a price tag on nature—does it add value?

This article originally appeared in The Circle 02.15. Valuing of ecosystem services draws attention to the economic benefits of biodiversity and highlights the growing costs of biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation. The Arctic, for example, represents a tremendous wealth in natural resources and provides immense ecosystem services, such as unique biodiversity, culture, tourism, shipping and […]

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