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Biodiversity and ecosystem protection is one of the big and urgent global issues of the decade to come. The solutions are too complex to be laid out here, but a global framework would include many elements: protected areas, actively managed preserves, trade bans, integrated ecosystem management, certification of sustainability, seed banks, satellite monitoring, and many others. It's not that some of these haven't been tried, but it's a matter of critical mass and global resolve-and of increasing the modest resources currently devoted to conservation by a large factor.