Academic Articles Dec. 18

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  • Monitoring and evaluating the social and psychological dimensions that contribute to privately protected area program effectiveness
    • Source: Biological Conservation, Volume 229
    • Author(s): Matthew J. Selinske, Natasha Howard, James A. Fitzsimons, Mathew J. Hardy, Kate Smillie, James Forbes, Karen Tymms, Andrew T. Knight
    • Abstract: Privately protected areas (PPAs) make important contributions towards global conservation goals. As with any protected area, PPAs must be monitored for effectiveness at protecting and managing biodiversity. However, the key drivers of maintaining and improving the effectiveness of PPAs are often social, particularly for conservation covenants and easements that are owned and managed by private landholders.
  • Moun­tain birds de­clin­ing in Europe 
    • Population data for European mountain birds have been for the first time combined in a recent study, with worrying results: the abundances of mountain-specialist birds has declined by as much as 10% in the 2000s.
  • Effects of anthropogenic disturbance on primate density at the landscape scale
    • Source: Conservation Biology
    • Author(s): Nathalie Cavada, Simone Tenan, Claudia Barelli, Francesco Rovero
    • Abstract With biodiversity facing global unparalleled loss, accurate estimations of the abundance of threatened animal populations are required to assess status and vulnerability, and provide conservation recommendations. However, density estimation is usually difficult and resource demanding, hence…
  • UN climate talks keep Paris accord alive
    • Source: Nature
    • Author(s): Jeff Tollefson
    • The latest round of United Nations climate talks ended last weekend with a deal to keep the Paris climate accord on track — leaving many scientists and environmentalists feeling relieved. But it is not clear whether governments will meet the commitments to cut greenhouse-gas emissions that they outlined three years ago in Paris.

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