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There are many measures of biodiversity; species richness (the number of species in a given area) represents a single but important metric that is valuable as the common currency of the diversity of life—but it must be integrated with other metrics to fully capture biodiversity.
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In the framework of the LIFE+ supported project, European Capitals of Biodiversity, this background document has been prepared by IUCN to support a series of capacity building workshops for municipal staff in France, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia and Spain. The successful management of biodiversity often requires external funding sources in addition to local resources. This module outlines some potential funding mechanisms for biodiversity-related projects at the sub-national level.
People give money to an institution they know, trust and feel comfortable with. There is often a subjective aspect to funding relationships. In allocating funds, donors exercise varying degrees of personal choice.
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