Cooperation and conflict in the conservation arena

Multiple-actor conservation and the need for explicit coordination

Systematic conservation planning is the absolute best-practice approach to conserving biodiversity in a large landscape. We create maps that highlight the distribution of our favourite conservation features – be they threatened species, vulnerable habitats, ecosystem services, or all of the above – and then we use these data to decide which locations are the most valuable. The result is the ubiquitous priority map: a chart of where our limited resources will do the most good for conservation.

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