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Big profit from nature protection
Money invested in protecting nature can
bring huge financial returns, according
to a major investigation into the costs
and benefits of the natural world.
It says money ploughed into protecting
wetlands, coral reefs and forests can
bring a hundredfold return on capital.
The Economics of Ecosystems and
Biodiversity study (Teeb) is backed by
the UN and countries including the UK.
The project's leader says governments
should act on its findings at next
month's UN climate summit.
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