Should we protect nature for its own sake? For its economic value? Because it makes us happy?

Should we protect nature for its own sake? For its economic value? Because it makes us happy? Yes (theconversation.com)

This article gives us some reasons to consider the different points of view. It would be interesting to collect other data on the subject in this thread.

Some people, cultures and nations believe biodiversity is worth conserving because ecosystems provide many services that support human prosperity, health and well-being. Others assert that all living things have a right to exist, regardless of their usefulness to humans. Today, there’s also growing understanding that nature enriches our lives by providing opportunities for us to connect with each other and the places we care about.

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