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dc.contributor.authorFerraro, Paul J.
dc.contributor.authorPattanayak, S.K.
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-19T19:31:14Z
dc.date.available2016-04-19T19:31:14Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier3367
dc.identifier.citationPLoS Biology 4(4): 482-488
dc.identifier.issn1544-9173
dc.identifier.issn1545-7885
dc.identifier.other3367_Ferraro2006_Money_for_Nothing_Evaluating.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/67469
dc.description.abstractFor far too long, conservation scientists and practitioners have depended on intuition and anecdote to guide the design of conservation investments. If we want to ensure that our limited resources make a difference, we must accept that testing hypotheses about what policies protect biological diversity requires the same scientific rigor and state-of-the-art methods that we invest in testing ecological hypotheses. Our understanding of the ecological aspects of ecosystem conservation rests, in part, on well-designed empirical studies. In contrast, our understanding of the way in which policies can prevent species loss and ecosystem degradation rests primarily on case-study narratives from field initiatives that are not designed to answer the question "Does the intervention work better than no intervention at all?"
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dc.language.isoen_US
dc.rightsCopyright 2006 Ferraro and Pattanayak. This is an open-access article, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
dc.subjectResearch planning
dc.subjectPayments for environmental services
dc.subjectProgram planning
dc.subjectConservation strategy
dc.subjectConservation planning
dc.subjectConservation
dc.subjectBiodiversity conservation
dc.subjectProgram evaluation
dc.subjectConservation investments
dc.subjectConservation interventions
dc.subjectEmpirical analysis
dc.subjectMonitoring
dc.subjectCounterfactual outcomes
dc.titleMoney for nothing? A call for empirical evaluation of biodiversity conservation investments
dc.typeArticle - Refereed
dc.description.notesPES-1 (Payments for Environmental Services Associate Award)
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.0040105
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