Academic Articles June 9

Source: How elephants raid crops in Kenya’s Masai Mara has changed. Why it matters


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Environmental liability litigation could remedy biodiversity loss

  • Source: Conservation Letters
  • Author(s): Jacob Phelps et al.
  • Liability litigation is a potentially ground-breaking conservation strategy to remedy harm to biodiversity by seeking legal remedies such as species rehabilitation, public apologies, habitat conservation and education, with the goal of making the injured parties ‘whole’. However, precedent cases…

Exploring the ecological outcomes of mandatory biodiversity net gain using evidence from early‐adopter jurisdictions in England

  • Source: Conservation Letters
  • Author(s): Sophus O. S. E. zu Ermgassen et al.
  • Net outcome-type biodiversity policies are proliferating globally as perceived mechanisms to reconcile economic development and conservation objectives. The UK government’s Environment Bill will mandate that most new developments in England demonstrate that they deliver a biodiversity net gain…

Natural climate solutions for Canada

  • Source: Science Advances
  • Author(s): Charles Drever et al.
  • Alongside the steep reductions needed in fossil fuel emissions, natural climate solutions (NCS) represent readily deployable options that can contribute to Canada’s goals for emission reductions. We estimate the mitigation potential of 24 NCS related to the protection, management, and restoration of…

Wetter is better for peat carbon

  • Source: Nature Climate Change
  • Author(s): Paul J. Morris
  • The role of peatlands in future climate change is uncertain because peat-derived greenhouse gas emissions are difficult to predict. Now research shows that reduced methane emissions from drying peatlands are likely to be outweighed by increasing CO2 emissions…

Building an ecologically‐founded disease risk prioritisation framework for migratory wildlife species based on contact with livestock

  • Source: Journal of Applied Ecology
  • Author(s): Munib Khanyari et al.
  • Shared use of rangelands by livestock and wildlife can lead to disease transmission. To align agricultural livelihoods with wildlife conservation, a multi-pronged and interdisciplinary approach for disease management is needed, particularly in data-limited situations with migratory hosts….

Natural habitat partially mitigates negative pesticide effects on tropical pollinator communities

  • Source: Global Ecology and Conservation
  • Author(s): Diana Obregona et al.
  • We explored how landscape composition and pesticide residues impact bee communities and pollination services in Solanum quitoense Lam. crops. As the proportion of natural habitat in the landscape increased, bee richness also increased. While as pesticide hazard quotients…

Science-based, stakeholder-inclusive and participatory conservation planning helps reverse the decline of threatened species

  • Source: Biological Conservation
  • Author(s): C.M. Lees et al.
  • Reversing the decline of threatened species is a target for the Convention on Biological Diversity but current efforts are failing. An integrative, multi-stakeholder approach to species conservation planning, which includes population viability analyses and both in situ and ex situ management consideration…
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