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Default Price to Save Species Put at 10 Times Present Spending

Price to Save Species Put at 10 Times Present Spending
By Jeremy Hsu, LiveScience Senior Writer
posted: 26 October 2010 08:23 pm ET

Price for Saving Species Is 10 Times What World Is Spending | Conservation Efforts Needed to Save Endangered Animals, Birds, Amp | LiveScience
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World leaders failed to meet a 2010 target for cutting global biodiversity losses, but researchers say that conservation efforts still managed to stave off extinction for some species. Now they warn that countries must spend 10 times as much on conservation to halt the loss of plants and animals in the coming decade.
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Even the United States can take action despite not having ratified the Convention on Biological Diversity, researchers said. They pointed to a recent "extinction hot spot" in Hawaii where the Kamao bird and other species have recently gone extinct due to invasive diseases and certain climate changes. Many more Hawaiian species are "teetering on the brink of extinction right in America's backyard, the researchers wrote.

"If I could ask one thing [of the U.S.], it would be to show leadership and get serious about tackling the...
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