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Evidence-based guidelines for prioritizing investments to meet international conservation objectives


Kuempel, CD and Chauvenet, ALM and Possingham, HP and Adams, VM, Evidence-based guidelines for prioritizing investments to meet international conservation objectives, One Earth, 2, (1) pp. 55-63. ISSN 2590-3330 (2020) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.oneear.2019.12.013


Biodiversity is in rapid decline, largely driven by habitat loss and degradation. Protected area establishment and management are widely used to maintain habitats and species in perpetuity. Protected area extent has increased rapidly in recent years with area-based targets set within international conservation agreements such as the Convention on Biological Diversity's Aichi Target 11. Researchers have proposed new targets to guide conservation actions post-2020, but most do not provide concrete recommendations to practitioners on how to navigate the inevitable and complex decisions between conservation actions to achieve these goals. We propose a decision-theoretical framework to better achieve components of Aichi Target 11 (expand protected areas, improve representation of conservation features, and manage protected areas better). We provide summaries of current system states within our framework and recent evidence-based guidelines on allocating resources between states. These guidelines will enable the next generation of conservation investments to achieve better conservation outcomes.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Aichi targets, global conservation, protected areas
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental management
Research Field:Conservation and biodiversity
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Environmental policy, legislation and standards
Objective Field:Environmental policy, legislation and standards not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Adams, VM (Associate Professor Vanessa Adams)
ID Code:137488
Year Published:2020
Web of Science® Times Cited:6
Deposited By:Geography and Spatial Science
Deposited On:2020-02-17
Last Modified:2021-07-05
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