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Enhancing leadership in organisational development among conservation organisations globally

There is growing recognition that sustained conservation impact requires effective leadership from local and national organisations in biodiversity-rich countries. Strengthening the institutional capacity of these organisations is crucial to ensuring they can survive and deliver effective, locally-tailored conservation action. By building collaborative support to tackle common organisational development needs, this project aims to enhance leadership…

Attaining Aichi Target 11: How well are marine ecosystem services secured by protected areas?

Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) have long been seen as one of the key tools in marine conservation. Policy and planning efforts, including international conservation agreements have, in turn, used measures of protected areas coverage as a means to set targets and assess progress. This project will investigate an important new component of global protected areas…

Can land sparing mitigate climate change?

Agriculture for crops and livestock occupies around 40% of terrestrial land area, is responsible for around a quarter of global anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions and is the primary driver of global declines in biodiversity. Land sparing, which seeks to couple increased yields on farmland with the conservation of natural vegetation cover, has been suggested as…

Mediterranean wood pastures for biodiversity – making the lynx

This project aims to develop new tools to help conserve biodiversity in the emblematic wood pasture landscapes of southern Portugal. These areas are undergoing major change because of rural depopulation, land abandonment and other pressures. There is serious concern – but little evidence – about what this all means for the rich fauna and flora.…

How key should “Key Biodiversity Areas” be?

Governments from 193 countries have committed, through the Convention on Biological Diversity, to expanding the global protected area network to cover 17% of the earth’s terrestrial surface and 10% of marine areas, with a particular emphasis on areas of importance for biodiversity… but where are these areas? To date a variety of approaches have been developed…

Eco-certification of tropical crops

Eco-certification of crops such as coffee, oil palm and soybeans is changing the way these crops are grown across large parts of the tropics. Certification bodies reward farmers, co-operatives and companies for farming in an ecologically and socially responsible way, such as by avoiding deforestation, using fewer pesticides and treating workers fairly. However, the benefits…