Tough choices: assessing threats and prioritising conservation investment. (2015–2019)
Biodiversity faces multiple threats, including global change. A significant problem is the gap between the
science underpinning species¿ vulnerability assessments and the development of effective conservation
management solutions, reducing the probability of successful conservation. Given insufficient resources exist
to conserve all species, the development of a future-smart framework for prioritising resource allocation at
global, national and regional scales is essential. This project seeks to do that by classifying the risks to
species using a predictive framework, and construct a widely applicable management scheme to maximise
species¿ future persistence.