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Search, bioprospecting and biodiversity conservation

Costello, Christopher; Ward, Michael


To what extent can private-sector bioprospecting incentives be relied upon for the protection of biological diversity? The literature contains dramatically different estimates of these incentives, from trivial to quite large. We resolve this controversy by isolating the fundamental source of the discrepancy and then providing empirically defensible estimates based on that analysis. Results demonstrate that the bioprospecting incentive is unlikely to generate much private-sector conservation....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Environmental Economics and Management
DOI: 10.1016/j.jeem.2006.04.001


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