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Scenarios and Models to Support Global Conservation Targets

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posted on 2024-06-06, 06:22 authored by Emily NicholsonEmily Nicholson, EA Fulton, TM Brooks, R Blanchard, P Leadley, JP Metzger, K Mokany, S Stevenson, BA Wintle, SNC Woolley, M Barnes, JEM Watson, S Ferrier
Global biodiversity targets have far-reaching implications for nature conservation worldwide. Scenarios and models hold unfulfilled promise for ensuring such targets are well founded and implemented; here, we review how they can and should inform the Aichi Targets of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity and their reformulation. They offer two clear benefits: providing a scientific basis for the wording and quantitative elements of targets; and identifying synergies and trade-offs by accounting for interactions between targets and the actions needed to achieve them. The capacity of scenarios and models to address complexity makes them invaluable for developing meaningful targets and policy, and improving conservation outcomes.

History

Journal

Trends in Ecology and Evolution

Volume

34

Pagination

57-68

Location

England

ISSN

0169-5347

eISSN

1872-8383

Language

English

Publication classification

C Journal article, C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2018, Elsevier Ltd.

Issue

1

Publisher

ELSEVIER SCIENCE LONDON