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Conservation Letters February 2011, Volume 4, Issue 1 Conservation Letters Mini-Review 1 Toward a systematic approach for identifying conservation ﬂ agships A journal of the Society for Conservation Biology Volume 4, Number 1, February 2011 Diogo Verissimo, Douglas C. MacMillan, and Robert J. Smith Policy Perspective 9 Protected area downgrading, downsizing, and degazettement (PADDD) and its conservation implications Michael B. Mascia and Sharon Pailler Letters 21 Optimizing for multiple species and multiple values: tradeoffs inherent in ecosystem-based ﬁ sheries management Julie B. Kellner, James N. Sanchirico, Alan Hastings, and Peter J. Mumby 31 Land trust defense and enforcement of conserved areas Adena R. Rissman and Van Butsic 38 Informed opportunism for conservation planning in the Solomon Islands Edward T. Game, Geoffrey Lipsett-Moore, Richard Hamilton, Nate Peterson, Jimmy Kereseka, William Atu, Matthew Watts, and Hugh Possingham 47 Reproductive history and absence of predators are important determinants of reproductive ﬁ tness: the cheetah controversy revisited Bettina Wachter, Susanne Thalwitzer, Heribert Hofer, Johann Lonzer, Thomas B. Hildebrandt, and Robert Hermes 55 Evidence for the effects of environmental engagement and education on knowledge of wildlife laws in Madagascar Aidan Keane, Andriamahatsiaro A. Ramarolahy, Julia P.G. Jones, and E.J. Milner-Gulland 64 Global mismatch between research effort and conservation needs of tropical coral reefs Rebecca Fisher, Ben T. Radford, Nancy Knowlton, Russell E. Brainard, Frances B. Michaelis, and M. 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