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|Title: ||Nature conservation: information, costs, and evaluation|
|Author: ||Cullen, Ross|
|Publisher: ||Lincoln University. Faculty of Commerce. Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance|
|Item Type: ||Conference Contribution - Full Conference Paper|
|Abstract: ||Public understanding of conservation is flawed in New Zealand and the level of threat
to species and ecosystems is poorly understood. Pursuit of conservation goals is costly.
We invest resources and effort to maintain specific species and return ecosystems to a
former state by investing resources and effort. Selection of conservation projects needs
to be based upon good understanding of their expected outcomes and projected costs.
Efforts to conserve ecosystems should be evaluated to determine the effectiveness and
efficiency of those actions. Practical, low cost evaluation techniques exist and can
inform society about ecosystem conservation programmes. A New Zealand conservvision
is for conservation decisions made by small groups of experts, based on
estimated cost and projected outcomes that will conserve the dynamic nature of
|Description: ||Keynote Speaker: Conference paper presented at Conserv-Vision: The Next 50 Years Conference, 4-7 July 2007, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.|
|Persistent URL (URI): ||http://hdl.handle.net/10182/3392|
|Related: ||Also published in 2010 as: Research paper, no. 1. Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance, Lincoln University. ISSN: 1179-8734.|
|Rights: ||Copyright © The Author|
|Appears in Collections:||Department of Financial and Business Systems|
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