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Cash-Strapped Fund Struggles to Make Science a Priority

Science  31 May 2002:
Vol. 296, Issue 5573, pp. 1596-1597
DOI: 10.1126/science.296.5573.1596

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CAMBRIDGE, U.K.-- Earlier this month, donor nations failed to agree on a budget for the Global Environment Facility, a major funder of biological conservation. The uncertainty leaves dozens of projects in limbo, including 16 that have already been delayed by funding shortfalls. The crisis could undermine nascent efforts to forge stronger links with the scientific community.

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