Systematic, transparent and repeatable species prioritisation
New Zealand has a very large number of threatened and endangered species. The resources available to tackle the challenges of managing biodiversity are limited. The efforts applied, have to date proved insufficient to reverse the trend of biodiversity loss. Given the scale of the challenge how can society best allocate the limited resources available to manage biodiversity? This sounds like and indeed is a classic economic problem – there are not enough resources available to tackle all problems simultaneously. We have to make hard choices and determine priorities.