Chapter 29. Priority Setting: Where Around the Globe Should We Invest Our Conservation Efforts?

  1. James P. Gibbs,
  2. Malcolm L. Hunter Jr. and
  3. Eleanor J. Sterling

Published Online: 26 OCT 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444319576.ch29

Problem-Solving in Conservation Biology and Wildlife Management

Problem-Solving in Conservation Biology and Wildlife Management

How to Cite

Gibbs, J. P., Hunter, M. L. and Sterling, E. J. (2008) Priority Setting: Where Around the Globe Should We Invest Our Conservation Efforts?, in Problem-Solving in Conservation Biology and Wildlife Management, Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444319576.ch29

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 OCT 2009
  2. Published Print: 8 JAN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405152877

Online ISBN: 9781444319576

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Keywords:

  • priority setting - investing our conservation efforts;
  • global effort to curb losses of biological diversity;
  • areas chosen for global conservation effort;
  • Dinerstein and Wikramanayake approach - prioritizing conservation efforts in 23 Indo-Pacific countries;
  • top priority ‘hotspots’ allocating resources for conservation;
  • establishing ranking criteria;
  • matrix approach - in dealing with large number of criteria;
  • categorizing ‘hotspots’ and identifying priority ones with category systems

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Objective

  • Procedures

  • Expected Products

  • Discussion

  • Making It Happen

  • Further Resources