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Reconciling global mammal prioritization schemes into a strategy


Rondinini, C and Boitani, L and Rodrigues, ASL and Brooks, TM and Pressey, RL and Visconti, P and Baillie, JEM and Baisero, D and Cabeza, M and Crooks, KR and Di Marco, M and Redford, KH and Andelman, SA and Hoffmann, M and Maiorano, L and Stuart, SN and Wilson, KA, Reconciling global mammal prioritization schemes into a strategy, Royal Society of London. Philosophical Transactions. Biological Sciences, 366, (1578) pp. 2722-2728. ISSN 0962-8436 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1098/rstb.2011.0112


The huge conservation interest that mammals attract and the large datasets that have been collected on them have propelled a diversity of global mammal prioritization schemes, but no comprehensive global mammal conservation strategy. We highlight some of the potential discrepancies between the schemes presented in this theme issue, including: conservation of species or areas, reactive and proactive conservation approaches, conservation knowledge and action, levels of aggregation of indicators of trend and scale issues. We propose that recently collected global mammal data and many of the mammal prioritization schemes now available could be incorporated into a comprehensive global strategy for the conservation of mammals. The task of developing such a strategy should be coordinated by a super-partes, authoritative institution (e.g. the International Union for Conservation of Nature, IUCN). The strategy would facilitate funding agencies, conservation organizations and national institutions to rapidly identify a number of short-term and long-term global conservation priorities, and act complementarily to achieve them.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:biodiversity; conservation action; conservation planning; conservation priority setting; International Union for Conservation of Nature; protected area
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental management
Research Field:Conservation and biodiversity
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Coastal and estuarine systems and management
Objective Field:Coastal or estuarine biodiversity
UTAS Author:Brooks, TM (Dr Thomas Brooks)
ID Code:78121
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:14
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2012-06-15
Last Modified:2017-10-31

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