Interesting macro-level research about how much it would cost to improve species viability (e.g., taking them down one notch from 'endangered' to 'vulnerable,' etc.). Total pricetag: $80 bill/yr, or $11.42 per person (and that includes everyone on the planet). Raising that money would "require conservation funding to increase by at least an order of magnitude." Ever going to get there? @ recent Convention on Biological Diversity COP11, governments agreed to increase spending on biodiversity to $12 billion.