GreenTracker| Writing for Yale Environment 360, via WorldChanging.org, Richard Conniff asks What Are Species Worth? | Putting a Price on Biodiversity.
Sparing readers the usual abstract arguments about preserving the smallest creatures at incredible expense, writer Conniff shares a real life example of the effects on the human ecosystem when three species of the vultures — devilish, ungodly ‘worthless’ creatures we love to hate — got wiped out in India.
With no passionate pleas that get the writer hooted out his/her neighborhood tea party and perhaps even pummelled with rotten tomatoes when the subject is related to the environment, Conniff appeals to our common sense understanding of just what we don’t know about the interrelationships of creatures large and small, including humans. Read on at Yale Environment 360.