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Shared Planet – Valuing nature

Updated Tuesday, 2nd July 2013

How much is a honey bee worth? In episode 4, Monty Don explores the value of nature.

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World made of money Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Sirfujiyama | Monty Don presents Shared Planet, the series that looks at the crunch point between human population and the natural world.

How much is a honey bee worth? Can you put a price tag on a mountain? Monty Don explores the value of nature.

Some believe the only way to preserve nature is to show that it can pay its way in a world driven by money, other disagree saying nature is too precious to be left to the whim of markets. Nature cannot be traded.

Monty Don discusses if we should put a price tag on nature and, if so, how do we value it?

There's also a report from Holland where Great Tits are measured in Euros to mark their value keeping pest species at low levels in apple orchards.

Listen to Shared Planet

You can listen to this episode of Shared Planet on BBC Radio 4 at 11:00am on Tuesday 2 July 2013. More information and a link to listen again can be found on the Radio 4 website.





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