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Title: Nature conservation: information, costs, and evaluation
Author: Cullen, Ross
Date: Jul-2007
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 ecosystems.
Description: Keynote Speaker: Conference paper presented at Conserv-Vision: The Next 50 Years Conference, 4-7 July 2007, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.
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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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