Let the locals lead

To save biodiversity, on-the-ground agencies need to set the conservation research agenda, not distant academics and non-governmental organizations, argue Robert J. Smith and colleagues.

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See Editorial, page 251 , and News Feature, page 266 . For the whole biodiversity special see http://www.nature.com/darwin .

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Smith, R., Veríssimo, D., Leader-Williams, N. et al. Let the locals lead. Nature 462, 280–281 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1038/462280a

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