Researchers provide tools to help maximize conservation, equity, & cost-efficiency -- the triple bottom line

TunaTriple–bottom-line outcomes from resource management and conservation, where conservation goals and equity in social outcomes are maximized while overall costs are minimized, remain a highly sought-after ideal. This study provides an important foundation for moving the science and practice of conservation planning—and broader spatial planning in general—toward more consistently achieving efficient, equitable, and effective outcomes.

Achieving the triple bottom line in the face of inherent trade-offs among social equity, economic return, and conservation
Benjamin S. Halpern, Carissa J. Klein, Christopher J. Brown, Maria Beger, Hedley S. Granthamc, Sangeeta Mangubhai, Mary Ruckelshaus, Vivitskaia J. Tulloch, Matt Watts, Crow White, and Hugh P. Possingham
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , March 2013

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Posted on March 26, 2013