Conserving Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

@article{Balvanera2001ConservingBA,
  title={Conserving Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services},
  author={Patricia Balvanera and Gretchen C. Daily and Paul R. Ehrlich and Taylor H. Ricketts and Sallie Bailey and Salit Kark and Claire Kremen and Henrique Miguel Pereira},
  journal={Science},
  year={2001},
  volume={291},
  pages={2047 - 2047}
}
H uman impacts on the environment are intensifying, raising vexing questions of how best to allocate the limited resources available for biodiversity conservation. Which creatures and places most deserve attention? Which should we ignore, potentially accepting their extinction? The answer to this dilemma depends on one's objectives. To motivate action, conservationists often mix diverse ethical and practical objectives, hoping they will reinforce each other. But attention given to one goal may… 

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