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The study was financed by the World Bank, the Global Environment Facility, and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), and it was carried out by WWF's Conservation Science Program in close collaboration with the World Bank's Environment Unit for Latin America and the Caribbean. The study's biogeographic approach to setting conservation priorities begins by dividing LAC into 5 major ecosystem types (METs), 11 major habitat types (MHTs), and 191 ecoregions. This last number includes 13 mangrove complexes but otherwise excludes marine areas and freshwater habitats (except large, geographically contiguous freshwater ecosystems).

Kane (World Wildlife Fund-US) S. Keel (The Nature Conservancy, USA) S. Kelleher (Biodiversity Support Program, USA) R. Kerr (The Hope Zoo, JAMAICA) M. Kiernan (World Wildlife Fund-US) B. Kirmse (World Bank, USA) P. Koohafkan (FAO, ITALY) M. Kux (USAID, USA) L. Lacerda (World Wide Fund for Nature-International) G. Lamas (Universidad Nacional Mayor San Marcos, PERU) P. Lopez-Valencia (World Wildlife Fund-US) R. Luxmoore (World Conservation Monitoring Centre, UK) N. Maceira (Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria [INTA], ARGENTINA) R.

Bacon (University of the West Indies, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO) J. Barborak (Wildlife Conservation Society, USA) E. Barriga (USAID, COLOMBIA) G. Batmanian (World Wildlife Fund-US) M. Baudoin (Secretaría Nacional del Medio Ambiente, BOLIVIA) M. Bonifaz (World Bank, USA) P. Brandriss (World Bank, USA) J. Brokaw (USAID, USA) D. Brown (Southwestern Field Biologists, USA) K. Brown (Universidade de Campinas [UNICAMP], BRAZIL) D. Bryant (World Resources Institute, USA) E. Bucher (Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, ARGENTINA) G.

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