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Farming and the Fate of Wild Nature
World food demand is expected to more than double by 2050. Decisions about how to meet this challenge will have profound effects on wild species and habitats. We show that farming is already theExpand
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Integrating economic costs into conservation planning.
Recent studies that incorporate the spatial distributions of biological benefits and economic costs in conservation planning have shown that limited budgets can achieve substantially largerExpand
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Knowing but not doing: selecting priority conservation areas and the research-implementation gap.
Conservation assessment is a rapidly evolving discipline whose stated goal is the design of networks of protected areas that represent and ensure the persistence of nature (i.e., species, habitats,Expand
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Monitoring Matters: Examining the Potential of Locally-based Approaches
Monitoring of biodiversity and resource use by professional scientists is often costly and hard to sustain, especially in developing countries, where financial resources are limited. Moreover, suchExpand
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Conservation conflicts across Africa.
There is increasing evidence that areas of outstanding conservation importance may coincide with dense human settlement or impact. We tested the generality of these findings using 1 degree-resolutionExpand
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Reconciling Food Production and Biodiversity Conservation: Land Sharing and Land Sparing Compared
Protecting the largest possible area of natural habitats while growing food on the smallest area can reconcile food production with conservation. The question of how to meet rising food demand at theExpand
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Economic Reasons for Conserving Wild Nature
On the eve of the World Summit on Sustainable Development, it is timely to assess progress over the 10 years since its predecessor in Rio de Janeiro. Loss and degradation of remaining naturalExpand
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Global mapping of ecosystem services and conservation priorities
Global efforts to conserve biodiversity have the potential to deliver economic benefits to people (i.e., “ecosystem services”). However, regions for which conservation benefits both biodiversity andExpand
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Large mammal population declines in Africa’s protected areas
Protected areas (PAs) are the cornerstone of global conservation efforts but their performance in maintaining populations of their key species remains poorly documented. Here, we address this gapExpand
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Global variation in terrestrial conservation costs, conservation benefits, and unmet conservation needs
Our ability to identify cost-efficient priorities for conserving biological diversity is limited by the scarcity of data on conservation costs, particularly at fine scales. Here we address this issueExpand
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