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Public willingness to pay for gray wolf conservation that could support a rancher-led wolf-livestock coexistence program
- Source: Biological Conservation
- Author(s): Lily M. van Eeden et al.
- Financial tools can present a solution to conservation conflicts. However, their effectiveness may be limited unless they address the underlying drivers of conflict. The restoration of controversial megafauna can be tied to a clash of urban and rural values and rejection by rural landowners…
Hotspots of land-use change in global biodiversity hotspots
- Source: Resources, Conservation and Recycling
- Author(s): Xuesong Konga, Zhengzi Zhoub and Limin Jiao
- Land-use conversion from natural areas to agriculture and human settlements is causing global biodiversity loss. We proposed a human land-use disturbance index (LDI) to assess habitat loss and fragmentation in global biodiversity hotspots from 1992 to 2015…
Habitat connectivity for endangered Indochinese tigers in Thailand
- Source: Global Ecology and Conservation
- Author(s): Naparat Suttidate et al.
- Habitat connectivity is crucial for the conservation of species restricted to fragmented populations within human-dominated landscapes. However, identifying habitat connectivity for apex predators is challenging because trophic interactions between primary productivity and prey species influence…
Marine conservation across protected area boundaries
- Source: Nature Ecology & Evolution
- Author(s): Nils C. Krueck et al.
- A synthesis of animal population trends around 27 no-take marine protected areas (MPAs) cautions that concentrated fishing right next to an MPA undermines population recovery within the MPA — and beyond…
Assessing the population‐level conservation effects of marine protected areas
- Source: Conservation Biology
- Author(s): Daniel Ovando et al.
- Marine protected areas (MPAs) cover 3–7% of the world’s ocean, and international organizations call for 30% coverage by 2030. We provide a novel assessment of the population-level effects of a large MPA network across many different species of targeted fin-fish, and our results offer…
Anthropogenic influence on extreme precipitation over global land areas seen in multiple observational datasets
- Source: Nature Communications
- Author(s): Gavin D. Madakumbura et al.
- The intensification of extreme precipitation under anthropogenic forcing is robustly projected by global climate models, but highly challenging to detect in the observational record. Large internal variability distorts this anthropogenic signal…