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Sharing future conservation costs
  • Douglas Sheil, Southern Cross University
  • Erik Meijaard, Center for International Forestry Research, Indonesia
  • Arild Angelsen, Norwegian University of Life Sciences
  • Jeff Sayer, James Cook University
  • Jerome K Vanclay, Southern Cross University
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In their report" Financial Costs of Meeting global biodiversity conservation targets: Current spending and unmet needs"(16 November, p. 946), DP McCarthy et al. estimate the financial costs required for conservation of terrestrial species as US $76.1 billion annually. They highlight the need for increased spending while noting that these costs are small relative to the value provided by biodiversity. However, when budgeting current and future funds, we should factor in necessary changes to our conservation approach.
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Sheil, D, Meijaard, E, Angelsen, A, Sayer, J & Vanclay, J 2013, 'Sharing future conservation costs', Science, vol. 339, no. 6117, pp. 270-271.

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