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Data from University of York provide new insights into biological conservation
May 14th, 2010
According to a study from York, the United Kingdom, "Strategies for biodiversity conservation require society to make choices between competing outcomes."
"However, these choices are complicated by an incomplete understanding of the ecological significance of different species and the lack of robust measures of conservation outcomes in relation to investments," wrote D. Moran and colleagues, University of York.
The researchers concluded: "Cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) provides an objective assessment process that can help us to evaluate the effectiveness of different conservation programmes and adjust them in an adaptive manner to improve the chances...
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Source: Energy and Ecology (2010-05-14)