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Cost Sharing for Biodiversity Conservation: A Conceptual Framework

B Aretino, P Holland, A Matysek, and D Peterson

The report provides a thorough discussion of the two broad principles for determining cost sharing: 'impacter pays' and 'benificiary pays' and their different efficiency and distributional effects. The authors argue that, while clarifying property rights is a fundamental step for determining which principle to apply, governments will have to consider the social implications and changing community expectations.

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