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The western Amazon needs to expand its protected-area system to ensure the conservation of its immense and threatened biodiversity. The cost of the proposed expansion, estimated at US$ 100 million annually, is only a fraction of the regional Gross Domestic Product (0.018%). Thus, this study may help governments and conservation agencies to improve financial planning of the region's reserve network by maximizing species protection at more affordable costs.
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|Title||Cost-effective protection of biodiversity in the western Amazon|
|Organization||Janeth Lessmann, Javier Fajardo, Elisa Bonaccorso, Aaron Brunerh|
|File type||Online Article|
|Keywords English||Amazon, biodiversity, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, conservation, deforestation, indigenous, protected areas.|
|Palabras clave Español||Amazonía, biodiversidad, Brazil, Colombia, Perú, conservación, deforestación, indígenas, áreas protegidas.|
|Palavras-chave Português||Amazônia, biodiversidade, Brasil, Colômbia, Peru, conservação, desmatamento, indígenas, áreas protegidas.|
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