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Biodiversity losses and conservation responses in the Anthropocene

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Johnson, CN and Balmford, A and Brook, BW and Buettel, JC and Galetti, M and Guangchun, L and Wilmshurst, JM, Biodiversity losses and conservation responses in the Anthropocene, Science, 356, (6335) pp. 270-275. ISSN 0036-8075 (2017) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1126/science.aam9317

Abstract

Biodiversity is essential to human well-being, but people have been reducing biodiversity throughout human history. Loss of species and degradation of ecosystems are likely to further accelerate in the coming years. Our understanding of this crisis is now clear, and world leaders have pledged to avert it. Nonetheless, global goals to reduce the rate of biodiversity loss have mostly not been achieved. However, many examples of conservation success show that losses can be halted and even reversed. Building on these lessons to turn the tide of biodiversity loss will require bold and innovative action to transform historical relationships between human populations and nature.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:conservation, extinction, global targets, biological diversity
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Other Biological Sciences
Research Field:Global Change Biology
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Objective Field:Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales
Author:Johnson, CN (Professor Christopher Johnson)
Author:Brook, BW (Professor Barry Brook)
Author:Buettel, JC (Miss Jessie Buettel)
ID Code:122147
Year Published:2017
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Zoology
Deposited On:2017-11-02
Last Modified:2017-11-06
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