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New study shows conservation spending actually works

October 25, 2017
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Professor Arne Mooers and two former students are part of an international team that have now shown that countries that spent more money on conservation had less of their biodiversity subsequently threatened with extinction, while countries that spent less saw more of their biodiversity inch towards oblivion. Conservation investment produced higher returns in poorer countries, but poorer returns in countries undergoing rapid development.  The goal is to help allocate conservation spending most efficiently around the world in order to meet both biodiversity and development targets. The paper was published online in the journal Nature on October 25, 2017.

The paper citation is here:
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature24295.html

SFU News release:
https://www.sfu.ca/sfunews/stories/2017/10/conservation-actually-works.html

Issues & Experts release:
http://www.sfu.ca/university-communications/issues-experts/2017/sfu-expert-conservation-actually-works.html

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http://www.sfu.ca/science/news-events/news/2017/conservation-actually-works.html