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Balancing Biodiversity’: A Global Instrument for Meeting the 2010 Biodiversity Target

By Annah L. Peterson , Chloe Hill, Louise A. Gallagher
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Radically heightened extinction rates over the past 50 years have prompted the Convention on Biological Diversity to adopt the ‘2010 biodiversity target,’ which aims to significantly reduce global biodiversity loss by 2010. Despite the establishment of this ambitious goal, few policies have proven to be able to ensure its achievement. This paper explores the potential for biodiversity conservation policies to be developed on a global scale, with special emphasis on incentive-based instruments to curb biodiversity loss.