Now that you have a solid understanding of the study of ecology and how scientists measure biodiversity, let’s continue to develop the relationship between economics and the natural world. We start with the question:

Why do we care about biodiversity and the natural world?
To complete your SLP assignment:

Read the following article available in the Trident Online Library:
Public attitudes: What’s the use? (2013, Sep 14). The Economist, 408(8853):6.

Describe the relationships between the shift in “humanity’s approach to the natural world” and the “three great intellectual movements of recent times.”
Research an example in your region or an example of interest globally, where biodiversity has been affected in a way that has impacted you or the people nearby. If you use one of the examples in the article, provide additional related articles to dive more deeply into the situation.


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