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8.01 Green space protects habitat, biodiversity, and environmental integrity.

  1. Found: 1-12 of 52 entries
  2. $1 Billion Recreation Spending in the Sagebrush Lands
    2014 - USA

    Protecting the sagebrush ecosystems in the western US will benefit local economies.

  3. Benefits of a forested urban park: What is the value of Allan Gardens to the city of Toronto; Canada
    2011 - Canada

    Treed urban parks provide numerous social, environmental, and economic services of measurable value to a city. In Allan Gardens trees provided 26,326 USD in annual benefits ($16,665 environmental;...

  4. Benefits of Restoring Ecosystem Services in Urban Areas
    2015 - Sweden

    Investing in restoring, protecting, and enhancing green infrastructure and ecosystem services in cities is not only ecologically and socially desirable, but also economically viable. 

  5. Blue Sky Green Space
    2011 - England

    The benefits of green space provide a very cost effective means of promoting health and well-being, as well as a mechanism for increasing community and citizen involvement in volunteering.

  6. Canada’s Wealth of Natural Capital: Rouge National Park
    2012 - Canada

    Despite decades of sprawling development throughout the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), the Rouge and its surrounding watersheds have remained a vital ecological – and economic – resource that offers...

  7. Canadian Nature Survey
    2012 - Canada

    Nature-based activities make a significant contribution to the national economy and individual Canadians’ quality of life.

  8. Connecting Global Priorities: Biodiversity and Human Health
    2015 - Canada

    This is an extensive report focused on the complex and multi-faceted connections between biodiversity and human health, and how the loss of biodiversity and corresponding ecosystem services may...

  9. Cooperation is in our Nature
    2015 - Canada

    Exposure to nature increases cooperation, and, when considering environmental problems as social dilemmas, sustainable intentions and behavior.

  10. Counting Canada’s Natural Capital: assessing the real value of canada’s boreal ecosystems
    2009 - Canada

    The total non-market value of boreal ecosystem services is 13.8 times greater than the net market value of boreal natural capital extraction - significantly greater than the market values derived...

  11. Documented Health and Environmental Benefits Derived from Ornamental Horticulture Products
    2007 - Canada

    The literature reviewed for this study clearly illustrates that there are significant benefits from ornamental horticulture, whether economic, environmental or lifestyle.

  12. Domesticated nature: Motivations for gardening and perceptions of environmental impact
    2007 - USA

    The benefits that gardeners get and the ways they use their yards reflect a value for experiencing nature, and the yard is a significant source of satisfaction as well as social approval.

  13. Economic Analysis of Outdoor Recreation in Washington State
    2015 - USA

    Residents and visitors to Washington State spend about $21.6 billion per year on outdoor recreation trips and equipment.

Leadership Provided By:

  • Leisure Information Network (LIN)
  • Alberta Recreation and Parks Association

On Behalf Of:

  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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