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Low-cost countries not best conservation investment

Low-cost countries not best conservation investment

Wildlife conservation projects in countries where management costs are low are less likely to succeed and could also have a negative impact on people, according to new research by the University of Kent and the University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC). Published in PLOS ONE and titled «Cheap and Nasty? The Potential Perils of Using […]

New report shows influence of cognitive factors on ecosystem services valuation

New report shows influence of cognitive factors on ecosystem services valuation

A new report, drawing on behavioral economics literature from 2001 to 2012, has examined how cognitive factors influencing people’s choices and preferences can affect the values that they place upon ecosystem services and upon ecosystem sustainability. Ecosystem services valuation is currently central to forestry and natural resources strategies and policy-making. Ecosystem services refer to the […]