Biography

Myles Mander, B.Soc Sci (honours), is a resource economist, consulting locally and internationally. He runs a small consulting company – Eco-futures – focussing on ecosystem services analysis and trading.

Myles has extensive experience in environmental economics which assesses the role of natural assets in the human well-being; the analyses of trade-offs when natural resources are altered in a particular location; searches for new economic opportunities that enhance ecosystem services; and provides full cost accounting assessments – all of which allow decision makers to take informed decisions. Myles’ job always focuses on the bigger picture by maximising net social benefits from land use decisions. Myles has received international recognition for his work in analysing the medicinal plant trade in Africa, and in developing economic tools for promoting watershed management in South Africa.

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