About the Authors

Matt Finer


Affiliation Biodiversity Program, Center for International Environmental Law, Washington D.C., United States of America

Clinton N. Jenkins

Affiliation Department of Biology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America

Bill Powers

Affiliation E-Tech International, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist. E-Tech International is a nonprofit organization, E-Tech International analyzes the potential environmental and social impacts of large development projects in less industrialized countries. E-Tech has no commercial interest in any of the best practices technologies discussed in this paper. Thus, the authors declared no competing interests because they did not feel that his affiliation might be perceived as interfering with the full and objective presentation of the research.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MF CNJ BP. Performed the experiments: MF CNJ BP. Analyzed the data: MF CNJ BP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MF CNJ BP. Wrote the paper: MF CNJ BP.