Academic Articles Aug. 6

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.


  • Is Aichi Target 11 Progress Correctly Measured for Developing Countries?
    • Source: Trends in Ecology & Evolution
    • Author(s): Pierra Failler, Grégoire Touron-Gardic,Marie-Suzanne Traore
    • Abstract: Developing countries are struggling to meet Aichi Target 11, which calls for 10% of national marine area under protection. In addition, the official tool to measure their progress, the World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA), tends to overestimate it. To reach this target, developing countries must…
  • Nature-Based Solutions and Protected Areas to Improve Urban Biodiversity and Health (book chapter)
    • Book: Biodiversity and Health in the Face of Climate Change
    • Author(s): Kathy Mackinnon, Chantal van Ham, Kate Reilly, Jo Hopkins
    • Abstract: Biodiversity and healthy natural ecosystems, including protected areas in and around cities, provide ecosystem benefits and services that support human health, including reducing flood risk, filtering air pollutants, and providing a reliable supply of clean drinking water.
  • Effectiveness of biodiversity‐conservation marketing
    • Source: Conservation Biology
    • Author(s): Sarah Mellish, Jillian Dorrian, Tony Winefield, Carla litchfield
    • Abstract: Conservation marketing holds potential as a means to engage audiences with biodiversity conservation and help to address the human dimensions of biodiversity loss. Empirical evaluations of conservation marketing indicatives are growing, so we reviewed the literature on this research to inform…
  • The marine fish food web is globally connected
    • Source: Nature Ecology & Evolution
    • Author(s): Camille Albouy et al.
    • Abstract: The productivity of marine ecosystems and the services they provide to humans are largely dependent on complex interactions between prey and predators.
  • How wildfires trap carbon for centuries to millennia
    • Source: Nature Geoscience
    • Author(s): Mathew W Jones et al.
    • Charcoal produced by wildfires could trap carbon for hundreds of years and help mitigate climate change, according to new research. A new study quantifies the important role that charcoal plays in helping to compensate for carbon emissions from fires. Researchers say that this charcoal could effectively…
  • Global trends in protected area connectivity from 2010 to 2018 
    • Source: Biological Conservation
    • Author(s): Santiago Saura et al.
    • Abstract: Connectivity of protected areas (PAs) is needed to ensure the long-term persistence of biodiversity and ecosystem service delivery. The Convention on Biological Diversity agreed in 2010 to have 17% of land covered by well-connected…
  • Human-carnivore relations: A systematic review
    • Source: Biological Conservation
    • Author(s): Jorge Lozano et al.
    • Abstract: We conducted a systematic review of 502 articles, published between 2000 and 2016, to characterize the research on human-carnivore relations according to (i) temporal and geographical distribution, (ii) biology, (iii) relations between carnivores and humans, (iv) social actors, (v) drivers of change, (vi) management, and (vii) applied methods…
  • Human-snow leopard conflict in the Chang Tang region of Tibet, China
    • Source: Biological Conservation
    • Author(s): John D. Farrington et al.
    • Abstract: In April 2006, the authors conducted a preliminary human-wildlife conflict survey of 300 livestock herders in Shainza, Nyima, and Tsonyi Counties in northern Tibet’s sparsely-populated Chang Tang region…

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