Spend more on conservation in Sao Tome, Kyrgyzstan, despite corruption

Sustaining conservation funding to Third World countries could help to preserve some of the world’s rarest species, a new study has revealed.

The research demonstrated that it is worthwhile investing in conservation research in poorer countries, even if some money is lost to corruption.

“Some people have suggested that conservation investments are just not worth making where corruption is really bad,” researchers said.

“What we have shown is that in most such countries the amount lost is very little compared to the purchasing power of the dollar.”

The analysis suggests that the top five countries for investing in the rarest species should be Ethiopia, Pakistan, Guinea, Sao Tome and Kyrgyzstan.

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