With planet’s future on the line, scientists seek a full accounting of nature’s assets
Published: 26 April 2021
'Eco-accounting' project aims to produce a comprehensive tally of our natural landscapes, to better aid decision-making around land management
The bean counters have arrived and Elena Bennett [Natural Resource Sciences] could not be happier.
To be clear, no one is sharpening pencils or pecking away at adding machines. But in marshes and on mountain slopes, on farms and fishing boats, a network of researchers led by Dr. Bennett and her colleagues is developing the science of eco-accounting. Together, they are trying to calculate how much Canada's nature is really worth to Canadians.