Improving the efficiency of biodiversity investment

Focusing on northern Australia, the project addressed the following questions:

  • Is there a trade-off between biodiversity and agriculture?
  • Are there some conservation activities which generate secondary benefits for agricultural productivity?
  • Are there things we can do to promote biodiversity which may not generate secondary benefits, but which are unlikely to impose trade-offs?
  • What cost effective ways can we motivate people to participate in on-farm conservation programs?