My  assumption is that visitors attending nature reserves cause damage and disturbance, no matter how lightly they tread.

So, how much would you pay not to visit one? Would it be enough just to know it was there doing what it does, but better for your absence.

Many of us already pay for the conservation of animals we will never see-polar bears, wolves, the indian purple frog.

Perhaps there is a price to pay for keeping our wild places truly wild- we can’t ever go there. At least not all of us.

Just a thought.

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