Academic Articles Mar. 23

Source: Madagascar off pace to meet Aichi targets, which is bad news for the world

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  • Protected areas to deliver biodiversity need effectiveness and equity
    • Source: Global Ecology and Conservation
    • Author(s): Noelia Zafra-Calvo and Jonas Geldmann
    • It is widely recognized in science, policy, and practice that protected areas (Pas) that are equitably and effectively managed are essential fro halting biodiversity loss. However, our understanding of the relationships between management effectiveness…
  • Global vulnerability of soil ecosystems to erosion
    • Source: Landscape Ecology
    • Author(s): Carlos A. Guerra et al
    • Soil erosion is one of the main threats driving soil degradation across the globe with important impacts on crop yields, soil biota, biogeochemical cycles…
  • Why conservation biology can benefit from sensory ecology
    • Source: Nature Ecology and Evolution
    • Author(s): Davide M. Dominoni et al.
    • Global expansion of human activities is associated with the introduction of novel stimuli, such as anthropogenic noise, artificial lights and chemical agents. Progress in documenting the ecological effects of sensory pollutants is weakened by…
  • The role of soil carbon in natural climate solutions
    • Source: Nature Sustainability
    • Author(s): D. A. Bossio et al.
    • Mitigating climate change requires clean energy and the removal of atmospheric carbon. Building soil carbon is an appealing way to increase carbon sinks and reduce emissions owing to the associated benefits to agriculture.
  • Predators on track for ocean protection around Antarctica
    • Source: Nature
    • Author(s): Ana M. M. Sequeira
    • Satellite tracking of marine predators in the Southern Ocean has revealed key ecological areas under disproportionate pressure from human activities. These results show the value of tracking data for informing conservation efforts.
  • A better Amazon road network for people and the environment
    • Source: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
    • Author(s): Thais Vilela et al.
    • The rapidly expanding network of roads into the Amazon is permanently altering the world’s largest tropical forest. Most proposed road projects lack rigorous impact assessments or even basic economic justification. 

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