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The prevalence, characteristics and effectiveness of Aichi Target 11′s “other effective area‐based conservation measures” (OECMs) in Key Biodiversity Areas

The prevalence, characteristics and effectiveness of Aichi Target 11′s “other effective area‐based conservation measures” (OECMs) in Key Biodiversity Areas

Aichi Target 11 of the CBD Strategic Plan for Biodiversity commits countries to the effective conservation of areas of importance for biodiversity, through protected areas and “other effective area‐based conservation measures” (OECMs). However, the prevalence and characteristics of OECMs are poorly known, particularly in sites of importance for biodiversity. We assess the prevalence of potential…

Accurate Measurement of Tropical Forest Canopy Heights and Aboveground Carbon Using Structure From Motion

Accurate Measurement of Tropical Forest Canopy Heights and Aboveground Carbon Using Structure From Motion

Unmanned aerial vehicles are increasingly used to monitor forests. Three-dimensional models of tropical rainforest canopies can be constructed from overlapping photos using Structure from Motion (SfM), but it is often impossible to map the ground elevation directly from such data because canopy gaps are rare in rainforests. Without knowledge of the terrain elevation, it is,…

The global conservation movement is diverse but not divided

The global conservation movement is diverse but not divided

Biodiversity is being lost at an unprecedented rate, making the conservation movement of critical importance for life on Earth. However, recent debates over the future of conservation have been polarized, acrimonious and dominated by an unrepresentative demographic group. The views of the wider global conservation community on fundamental questions regarding what, why and how to…

The Future of Conservation website

The Future of Conservation website

The Future of Conservation website has been supported by the CCI Collaborative Fund. For more information, visit the project page GO-FOX – The Group and Organisation Future of Conservation Survey. The purpose of this project is to explore the views of conservationists on a range of issues, as a way of informing debates on the future of conservation.…

Horizon Scanning: What are the forthcoming legislative issues of interest to ecologists  and conservationists in 2019?

Horizon Scanning: What are the forthcoming legislative issues of interest to ecologists and conservationists in 2019?

Our ninth assessment of the forthcoming legislation that we consider is likely to have consequences for ecologists or the environment. We review issues ranging from a global scale, those in the European Union, those in the United Kingdom and constituent countries. Our purpose is to encourage greater interest and awareness of policy changes so that…