WIT Press

Biodiversity Conservation Planning For Sustainability: Linking Local, Regional And Global Conservation Efforts

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ECO010381

Volume

46

Pages

10

Published

2001

Size

1,161 kb

Author(s)

D.P. Faith

Abstract

Biodiversity conservation planning for sustainability: linking local, regional and global conservation efforts Daniel P. Faith Australian Museum, Australia. Abstract Limited resources and competing demands of society mean trade-offs are required in biodiversity planning. Areas selected for biodiversity protection should have a high enough 'complementarity' value (marginal gain in biodiversity protection) to compensate for any corresponding opportunity cost of conservation. This promotes 'regional sustainability' - the degree to which the region has achieved its capacity for finding a balance among competing needs of society. Trade-offs may be achieved more effectively when production lands are credited in the allocation process to at least partial protection of biodiversity, using probabilistic strategies for expressing local biodiversity persistence. Trade- offs scenarios help in understanding the implications of change - for example, whether a land u

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