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Research Article

Do Private Conservation Activities Match Science-Based Conservation Priorities?

  • Jonathan R. B. Fisher mail,

    jon_fisher@tnc.org

    Affiliation: The Nature Conservancy, Worldwide Office, Arlington, Virginia, United States of America

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  • Benjamin Dills

    Affiliation: The Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, Washington, D.C., United States of America

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  • Published: September 28, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0046429

About the Authors

Jonathan R. B. Fisher
The Nature Conservancy, Worldwide Office, Arlington, Virginia, United States of America
Benjamin Dills
The Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, Washington, D.C., United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: jon_fisher@tnc.org

Competing Interests

The authors have read the journal's policy and have the following conflicts: arguably as an employee of The Nature Conservancy, JRBF might be perceived as biased in authoring a paper that evaluates The Nature Conservancy's work. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials. However, some of the spatial data used is considered sensitive so not all of the raw data can be shared. The authors are happy to share the tabular output of the spatial analysis (which was then summarized), and the public portion of the spatial data is already available for download at http://maps.tnc.org.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JRBF BD. Performed the experiments: BD JRBF. Analyzed the data: JRBF BD. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JRBF. Wrote the paper: JRBF BD.