Academic Articles March 30

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Indigenous-led conservation: Pathways to recovery for the nearly extirpated Klinse-Za mountain caribou

  • Source: Ecological Applications
  • Author(s): Clayton T. Lamb et al.
  • In response to recent and dramatic declines of mountain caribou populations within their traditional territory, West Moberly First Nations and Saulteau First Nations (collectively, the ‘Nations’) came together to create a new vision for caribou recovery on the lands they have long stewarded and shared…

The disproportionately high value of small patches for biodiversity conservation

  • Source: Conservation Letters
  • Author(s): Federico Riva and Lenore Fahrig
  • Small habitat patches have been historically neglected in conservation, primarily because extinction risk is higher in small patches. Nevertheless, sets of small patches usually harbor more species than one or a few larger patches of equal total area. Resolving this inconsistency is key to policy and practice…

Using community science data to help identify threatened species occurrences outside of known ranges

  • Source: Biological Conservation
  • Author(s): Hsien-Yung Lin et al.
  • Predicting the occurrence of rare species is challenging, especially outside of their known ranges. However, this information is critical for assessing conservation status, guiding monitoring efforts, and directing conservation actions for species threatened with extinction. Furthermore, frequent updates…

A way forward for wild fungi in international sustainability policy

  • Source: Conservation Letters
  • Author(s): Rodrigo Oyanedel et al.
  • A series of international sustainability policies currently in negotiation will shape biodiversity conservation for decades to come. However, discussions of current sustainability policy have a huge blind spot: the absence of Fungi, one of the eukaryotic Kingdoms. Wild fungi are a key component…

Trade‐offs between economic development and biodiversity conservation on a tropical island

  • Source: Conservation Biology
  • Author(s): Emilio Pagani-Núñez et al.
  • Resolving trade-offs between economic development and biodiversity conservation needs is one of the defining issues of our time. This is crucial in currently developing countries and in particularly sensitive systems harboring high biodiversity. Yet, such a task can be challenging as human…

Modeling total predation to avoid perverse outcomes from cat control in a data‐poor island ecosystem

  • Source: Conservation Biology
  • Author(s): Michaela Plein et al.
  • Data hungry, complex ecosystem models are often used to predict the consequences of threatened species management, including perverse outcomes. Unfortunately, this approach is impractical in many systems, which have insufficient data to parameterize ecosystem interactions or reliably calibrate…

Expert assessment of landscape-level conservation strategies in boreal forests for biodiversity, recreation and water quality

  • Source: Journal for Nature Conservation
  • Author(s): Anna Filyushkina et al.
  • Determining effects of landscape-level conservation strategies is needed, yet a challenging and costly endeavour. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of landscape-level conservation strategies in forests on biodiversity and provision of two ecosystem services (recreation and water quality)…

Quantifying the role of protected areas for safeguarding the uses of biodiversity

  • Source: Biological Conservation
  • Author(s): Santiago José Elías Velazco et al.
  • Protected areas (PAs) are one of the main strategies to protect biodiversity and its ecosystem services globally. Plants are a critical component of biodiversity, playing a key role in almost every aspect of life, and Fabaceae is the third most diverse plant family worldwide with many useful species…

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