ACTIVITY 2 - ACTIVITY #2: WHY ARE MEASUREMENT AND VALUATION...

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ACTIVITY #2: WHY ARE MEASUREMENT AND VALUATION IMPORTANT IN ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND MANAGEMENT? The Case of the Convention on Biological Diversity (2002) Objectives: Identify the reasons why measurement and valuation are necessary for more effective environmental management. Identify some measurement and valuation tools used by environmental researchers and show results obtained from such measurement and valuation tools. Interpret the results, state their implications, and suggest interventions for effective ecosystem and biodiversity conservation. Introduction In 2002, world leaders committed, through the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), “to achieve by 2010 a significant reduction of the current rate of biodiversity loss”, and this “2010 target” has been incorporated into the United Nations Millennium Development Goals in recognition of the impact of biodiversity loss on human well-being. To guide decision-making and evaluate achievement of the 2010 target, the CBD created a
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This note was uploaded on 07/19/2011 for the course EVS 101 taught by Professor Varsolosunio during the Winter '10 term at American Intl. University.

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ACTIVITY 2 - ACTIVITY #2: WHY ARE MEASUREMENT AND VALUATION...

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