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Unformatted text preview: Université d’Ottawa/ University of Ottawa 2014 Instrumental values of biodiversity V: cultural value For many indigenous societies, biodiversity is an intrinsic part of their cultural fabric; with biodiversity loss comes loss of cultural traditions and values M1.46 Bio 3115 Université d’Ottawa/ University of Ottawa 2014 M1 2009-2010 BIO 3115 Conservation Biology Intrinsic value “ A thing is right when it tends to protect the health and integrity of ecosystems and evolutionary structures and processes. It is wrong when it tends otherwise.” M1.47 Bio 3115 Université d’Ottawa / University of Ottawa 2014 Value and the burden of proof I: instrumental value only Burden of proof rests with conservationists to demonstrate that the instrumental value associated with the conservation of biodiversity is greater than that associated with its exploitation Conservationists Burden of proof Developers M1.48 Bio 3115 Université d’Ottawa/ University of Ottawa 2014 M1 2009-2010 BIO 3115 Conservation Biology Value and the burden of proof II: intrinsic and instrumental value Burden of proof rests with developers to demonstrate that the instrumental value associated with the exploitation of biodiversity is greater than its intrinsic value. Conservationists Burden of proof Developers M1.49 Bio 3115 Université d’Ottawa/ University of Ottawa 2014 Monetary value actual market value contingent valuation (“willingness to pay”) “option prices” M1.50 Bio 3115 Université d’Ottawa / University of Ottawa 2014 M1 2009-2010 BIO 3115 Conservation Biology Value and decision making I: cost-benefit analysis Cost- benefit analysis: weighs instrumental costs and benefits of conservation actions. Burden of proof rests with conservationists to demonstrate that the cost/benefit ratio of conservation of biodiversity is less than that associated with its exploitation. Conservationists Burden of proof Developers M1.51 Bio 3115 Université d’Ottawa/ University of Ottawa 2014 Value and decision making I: safe minimum standard Safe minimum standard: assumes that conservation actions are “good” unless the costs of so doing are too high. Burden of proof...
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