Money for nothing? A call for empirical evaluation of biodiversity conservation investments

PLoS Biol. 2006 Apr;4(4):e105. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0040105. Epub 2006 Apr 11.


The field of conservation policy must adopt state-of-the-art program evaluation methods to determine what works, and when, if we are to stem the global decline of biodiversity and improve the effectiveness of conservation investments.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Biodiversity*
  • Conservation of Natural Resources / economics*
  • Conservation of Natural Resources / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Conservation of Natural Resources / methods
  • Empirical Research
  • Humans
  • Investments / economics*
  • Investments / standards
  • Program Evaluation*