Priorities and paradigms: directions in threatened species recovery

Sue Briggs

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    Recovering threatened species is a key challenge for conservation managers, policy makers, and researchers. This article describes a practical framework for assigning priorities for recovery of threatened species according to costeffectiveness of recovery strategies for species groups. The framework has the following steps: (1) determine the conservation goalâ¿¿persistence in the wild of the largest number of threatened species with the funds available; (2) assign threatened species to species recovery groups according to their characteristics and threatsâ¿¿small-population species that require actions at sites and declining-population species that require actions across landscapes; (3) identify the recovery strategies and their component actions for the species groups; (4) cost the recovery strategies for the species groups; (5) determine the costeffectiveness of the recovery strategies for the species groupsâ¿¿the number of species recovered divided by the cost of the strategies; (6) assign priorities to the recovery strategies according to their cost-effectiveness; (7) allocate funds to the recovery strategies that maximize the number of threatened species recovered for the funds available; and (8) undertake the funded recovery strategies and actions. The framework is illustrated with an example.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)101-108
    Number of pages8
    JournalConservation Letters
    Volume2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2009

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    In: Conservation Letters, Vol. 2, 2009, p. 101-108.

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