Slide 10: Methods
The assessment of costs was carried out initially through a literature review of the national and international studies on adaptation costs. This was followed by interviews with experts on ex-situ conservation in order to assess the costs and challenges of this method of preservation. The total costs were derived through a simple process of multiplying the costs of a process with the quantity required for a given procedure. The benefits of these processes were also assessed, including the avoided ecological damage (ie: the saving made by avoiding having to repair or work around a damaged ecosystem).