• Based on current knowledge and taking into account risks and uncertainties, make recommendations on how managers can improve how they use information about the value of biodiversity in the process of developing, implementing, and evaluating management plans.

Related questions that the committee may usefully address include: How can managers use knowledge about the value of biodiversity to help guide them in determining the most appropriate level of protection for an area (e.g., preservation versus conservation)? To what degree are different kinds of value affected by different levels and kinds of use? How should managers weigh the degree to which current actions that affect the biodiversity of an area might influence future value and costs—e.g., is current heavy use of an area for training likely to result in serious degradation of ecosystem services, cultural or aesthetic value, or potential for biodiversity prospecting in the future?

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