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Efficient expansion of global protected areas requires simultaneous planning for species and ecosystems

The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)'s strategic plan advocates the use of environmental surrogates, such as ecosystems, as a basis for planning where new protected areas should be placed. However, the efficiency and effectiveness of this ecosystem-based planning approach to adequately capture threatened species in protected area networks is unknown. This research paper tested the application of this approach in Australia according to the nation's CBD-inspired goals for expansion of the national protected area system.

New Publication on ABS as an Innovative Financing Mechanism

This peer-reviewed article focuses on how to make access and benefit sharing (ABS) as an innovative financing mechanism. As suggested in the EU Biodivertisy Strategy, it is important for countries currently developing national ABS frameworks and those revising their NBSAPs to consider some of the options outlined in this paper.

pitfalls in conservatiion planning for Aichi Target 11: the ecosystem services and biodiversity problem

This article presents an Australian case study demonstrating pitfalls in use of ecosystem services to address Aichi Targets 11 and 5.
Faith, D. P. (2014) Ecosystem services can promote conservation over conversion and protect local biodiversity, but these local win-wins can be a regional disaster. Australian Zoologist, Online: 1-10. DOI 10.7882/AZ.2014.031.
extract:
"Target 11:
Ecosystem services conservation may achieve primary
attention in addressing this target, with the assumption
that biodiversity gains follow. A recent review (Schroter et

Joto Afrika Special Issue 14: Community based adaptation to climate change strengthens pastoralist’ resilience

Adaptation has always been a feature of pastoral communities; however climate change is bringing additional change to livelihoods in arid lands. This edition of Joto Afrika includes a series of articles from Niger, Kenya and Ethiopia demonstrating how improvements in technology and access to markets and services, along with the use of climate information, are providing great opportunities to increase resilience of pastoral populations.

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