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The cost-effectiveness of agri-environment schemes for biodiversity conservation: a quantitative review

Ansell, Dean; Freudenberger, David; Munro, Nicola; Gibbons, Philip


Agri-environment schemes (AES), where farmers receive payments in exchange for providing public goods and services such as biodiversity, account for a major proportion of conservation expenditure in agricultural landscapes around the world. The variable effectiveness of such schemes and increasing recognition of the importance of cost-effective conservation – maximizing conservation benefit for a fixed cost or minimizing cost of achieving a specific conservation outcome – has prompted calls...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment
DOI: 10.1016/j.agee.2016.04.008


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