Using ecological thresholds to evaluate the costs and benefits of set-asides in a biodiversity hotspot

  title={Using ecological thresholds to evaluate the costs and benefits of set-asides in a biodiversity hotspot},
  author={Cristina Banks-Leite and Renata Pardini and Leandro Reverberi Tambosi and William D. Pearse and Adriana A. Bueno and Roberta T. Bruscagin and Thais Helena Condez and Marianna Dixo and Alexandre Toshiro Igari and Alexandre Camargo Martensen and Jean Paul Walter Metzger},
Ecological set-asides are a promising strategy for conserving biodiversity in human-modified landscapes; however, landowner participation is often precluded by financial constraints. We assessed the ecological benefits and economic costs of paying landowners to set aside private land for restoration. Benefits were calculated from data on nearly 25,000 captures of Brazilian Atlantic Forest vertebrates, and economic costs were estimated for several restoration scenarios and values of payment for… CONTINUE READING
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