Academic Articles Oct. 1

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.


  • Mega mining project in French Guiana threatens Amazonian biodiversity
    • Source: Nature
    • Author: François M. Catzeflis
    • Abstract: Citizens of French Guiana in the Amazon rainforest are debating whether the territory should host a huge gold-mining project. A decision from Paris is expected imminently. France’s President Emmanuel Macron has declared that such projects will be allowed only if they are exemplary in terms of their environmental and economic ramifications. In our view, this project fails on both counts as currently proposed.
  • Preparing ocean governance for species on the move
    • Source: Science
    • Author(s): Malin L. Pinsky et al.
    • Abstract: The ocean is a critical source of nutrition for billions of people, with potential to yield further food, profits, and employment in the future (1). But fisheries face a serious new challenge as climate change drives the ocean to conditions not experienced historically. 
  • Large-scale coral reef rehabilitation after blast fishing in Indonesia
    • Source: Restoration Ecology
    • Author(s): Susan L. Williams et al.
    • Abstract: The severely degraded condition of many coral reefs worldwide calls for active interventions to rehabilitate their physical and biological structure and function, in addition to effective management of fisheries and no‐take reserves.
  • Off-the-shelf GPS technology to inform marine protected areas for marine turtles
    • Source: Biological Conservation
    • Author(s): Robin T. E. Snape et al.
    • Abstract: The financial expense of tracking solutions often impedes effective characterisation of habitat use in threatened marine megavertebrates. Yet some of these taxa predictably aggregate at coastal breeding sites, providing conservation opportunities. Toward a low-cost solution for tracking marine…

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