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    Using Wetland and Preserving a Nature Reserve

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    A company wants to expand onto a wetland adjacent to its current facility. It has offered to buy and preserve a large nature reserve in a different area to make up for the wetland it is destroying, believing it will lead to greater biodiversity. Is that reasonable? What conditions would make it reasonable or unreasonable?

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    Biodiversity is often very specific to location. To an extent, the company is right - by preserving a large nature reserve somewhere else, they are providing protection of biodiversity, but they are doing so somewhere else. To take this example to an extreme, let's say this is happening in Canada, and ...

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    This solution is comprised of about 190 words and discusses efforts related to conserving biodiversity. An ecological example is provided.