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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction: AIACC: Climate Change and Conservation Planning
    1. Chapter1: Evidence for climate change
      1. Chapter 2: Global circulation models
        1. Chapter 4: Biodiversity responses to past changes in climate
          1. Chapter 5: Adaptation of biodiversity to climate change
            1. Chapter 6: Approaches to niche-based modelling
              1. Chapter 7: Ecosystem function modelling
                1. Chapter 8: Climate change implications for conservation planning
                  1. Chapter 9: The economic costs of conservation response options for climate change
                    1. Slide 1: The economic costs of conservation response options to climate change: the case of the Cape Floristic Region
                    2. Slide 2: Outline
                    3. Slide 3: Aim & objectives
                    4. Slide 4: Response options to climate change
                    5. Slide 5: Total cost (TC) versus total economic value (TEV)
                    6. Slide 6: The components of total economic value
                    7. Slide 7: Determinants of cost of PAN
                    8. Slide 8: Study Area
                    9. Slide 9: Habitat classes and associated management requirements
                    10. Slide 10: Methods
                    11. Slide 11: Types of cost
                    12. Slide 12: Once-off costs of acquiring different habitat types
                    13. Slide 13: Operating cost per various park sizes
                    14. Slide 14: Capital requirement per park size
                    15. Slide 15: Cost of gene/ seed banking
                    16. Slide 16: Providing incentives to private landowners
                    17. Slide 17: Types of incentives
                    18. Slide 18: Land required in extended PAN
                    19. Slide 19: Total costs of expanding protected area network
                    20. Slide 20: Benefits associated with different adaptation options
                    21. Slide 21: Test yourself
                    22. Slide 22: Links to other chapters
                  2. Course Resources
                    1. Practical: Conservation for Climate Change
                      1. Tests to Assess your Understanding
                        1. How to run a GAM model in R

                          Slide 15: Cost of gene/ seed banking

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                          Gene and seed banking are possibly less expensive in the long run, but should only be resorted to as a final option, since the biodiversity conserved no longer interacts with the environment, and the entire ecosystem may collapse. The costs for this process are as follows:

                          The average cost of recording and collecting a species for seed banking are approximately R1230, with an associated cost of R10 per seedling for those species re-established in the wilderness or plantations. Gene banking is considerably cheaper, with a consumable cost of R150 per species, but the genetic fingerprinting process is somewhat more expensive, at R200 per fingerprint. However, the start-up costs of genetic fingerprinting are relatively high, with an ultracentrifuge weighing in at R422 000, a -80°C freezer costing R80 000, and a DNA bank manager costing on average R70 000. This means that gene banking must be seen as essential before it is embarked upon, and requires very long term funding.