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The effect of conservation spending

Statistical analysis of data on threatened species provides a model that can predict how rates of investment in conservation affect biodiversity under changing human population levels and agricultural and economic conditions. See Letter p.364

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Figure 1: Predicting the effect on biodiversity if extra national-level conservation investments had been made.

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Possingham, H., Gerber, L. The effect of conservation spending. Nature 551, 309–310 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature24158

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