Why is a conservation agreement needed?


In a world of 8 billion people and growing, conservation is needed more than ever. With increased demands on the lands for industry, farming, housing, and other uses, voluntary conservation agreements are an important mechanism needed to “re-wild” areas that are compatible with other uses and support habitat for biodiversity where needed most.

Many private land managers are interested in voluntary conservation, but are also concerned with potential regulatory risks resulting from habitat improvements. Voluntary conservation agreements like this allow landowners and land managers to engage in conservation while avoiding the risks of added regulations in the event that a species is listed.


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