What are species worth?

…wild species continue to be the mother lode of genetic material for making agricultural crops more productive, or more resistant to pests, disease, and drought.

Well, it’s not much, and the few, admittedly unsatisfactory, figures we have on their monetary value are not quoted, but it is good to see crop wild relatives mentioned so explicitly in a discussion of the value of biodiversity.

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