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Volume 90 Issue 42 | p. 26 | Concentrates
Issue Date: October 15, 2012

Report Estimates Cost To Keep Biodiversity

Department: Government & Policy | Collection: Sustainability
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: Conservation, government funding, international conventions

The worldwide cost of protecting threatened species could be as high as $78.1 billion per year, an order of magnitude higher than current conservation funding, according to a new analysis in Science (DOI: 10.1126/science.1229803). The study is the first to look at the costs of maintaining biodiversity worldwide, and it includes financial costs for moving species away from extinction and . . .

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