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Economic analyses to aid nature conservation decision making
(Cambridge University Press, 2005-07)
Nature conservation can often be costly and the resources available are often less than are required. Resource allocations and expenditures for nature conservation have an opportunity cost in terms of foregone projects, ...
Are predator-proof fences the answer to New Zealand's terrestrial faunal biodiversity crisis?
(New Zealand Ecological Society, 2011)
A review of pest-exclusion fences throughout New Zealand shows that the goals of fence projects are frequently not achieved and cost-benefit analyses often do not adequately quantify ongoing costs. The creation of these ...
Fenced sanctuaries need critical evaluation: a reply to Innes et al. (2012)
(New Zealand Ecological Society, 2012)
We welcome a reply by Innes et al. (2012) to our article (Scofield et al. 2011) questioning the contribution of ‘predator-proof’ fences. We note that Innes et al. do not question the fundamental points of our thesis: (1) ...