Academic Articles Jan. 21

The latest academic papers on conservation. If you have a paper that you would like to share, please get in contact with us. Click on the title to follow the link to each article. Please note that some of these articles are behind a paywall.

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  • How feasible are global forest restoration commitments?
    • Source: Conservation Letters
    • Author(s): Matthew E. Fagan, J. Leighton Reid, Margaret B. Holland, Justin G. Drew, Rakan A. Zahawi
    • Numerous countries have made voluntary commitments to conduct forest landscape restoration over millions of hectares of degraded land in the coming decade. We consider the relative likelihood these countries will achieve their restoration commitments. Across countries, the area committed to…
  • Mobile protected areas needed to protect biodiversity in the high seas
    • Source: Science
    • Author(s): Sara M. Maxwell, Kristina M. Gjerde, Melinda G. Conners, Larry B. Crowder
    • As the United Nations rewrites the laws of the high seas, the new document should anticipate emerging technologies that allow protected areas to move as animals migrate or adapt to climate change.
  • Human ancestors started biodiversity decline millions of years ago
    • Source: Ecology Letters
    • Author(s): Søren Faurby, Daniele Silvestro, Lars Werdelin, Alexandre Antonelli
    • The human-caused biodiversity decline started much earlier than researchers used to believe. According to a new study the process was not started by our own species but by some of our ancestors.
  • Transformational innovation needed to reach global forest restoration goals
    • Source: Conservation Letters
    • Author(s): Matthew E. Fagan et al
    • New research finds that global South countries have pledged the largest areas of land to forest restoration, and are also farthest behind in meeting their targets due to challenging factors such as population growth, corruption, and deforestation.
  • What is an endangered species?: judgments about acceptable risk
    • Source: Environmental Research Letters
    • Author(s): Tom Offer-Westort, Adam Feltz, Jeremy T Bruskotter, John A Vucetich
    • Judgments about acceptable risk in the context of policy may be influenced by law makers, policy makers, experts and the general public.

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