Regarding the feeling of belonging to an ecosystem
As the world is ruled from towns where men are cut off from any form of life other than human, the feeling of belonging to an ecosystem is not revived. This results in a harsh and improvident treatment of things upon which we ultimately depend, such as water and trees.
Bertrand de Jouvenel
What a law regarding wetlands can do is determining the load capacity of the ecosystem, which activity and with what intensity each wetland can be used. Obviously, some will be very fragile where nothing could be done and others that could be used in ordered conditions and under certain normative.
Regarding not distinguish between renewable and non-renewable materials
Modern economics does not distinguish between renewable and non-renewable materials, as its very method is to equalize and quantify everything by means of a money price. Non-renewable goods must be used only if they are indispensable, and then only with the greatest care and the most meticulous concern for conservation. To use them heedlessly or extravagantly is an act of violence.
E. F. Schumacher