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Effectiveness of terrestrial protected areas in reducing habitat loss and population declines
Protected Areas (PAs) are a critical tool for maintaining habitat integrity and species diversity, and now cover more than 12.7% of the planet’s land surface area. However, there is considerableExpand
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Global analysis of the protection status of the world’s forests
Abstract This study presents a global analysis of forest cover and forest protection. An updated Global Forest Map (using MODIS2005) provided a current assessment of forest cover within 20 naturalExpand
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Evidence for shifting baseline syndrome in conservation
Shifting baseline syndrome (SBS) is often referred to as a key issue for conservation, yet there is little evidence for its existence. The presence of SBS could influence the validity ofExpand
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Capacity shortfalls hinder the performance of marine protected areas globally
Marine protected areas (MPAs) are increasingly being used globally to conserve marine resources. However, whether many MPAs are being effectively and equitably managed, and how MPA managementExpand
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Extent and ecological consequences of hunting in Central African rainforests in the twenty-first century
Humans have hunted wildlife in Central Africa for millennia. Today, however, many species are being rapidly extirpated and sanctuaries for wildlife are dwindling. Almost all Central Africa's forestsExpand
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Management effectiveness evaluation in protected areas: a global study. Second edition
The Global Study into management effectiveness evaluation was conducted between late 2005 and 2010. In cooperation with many people across the world, we aimed to strengthen the management ofExpand
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The Lion in West Africa Is Critically Endangered
The African lion has declined to <35,000 individuals occupying 25% of its historic range. The situation is most critical for the geographically isolated populations in West Africa, where the speciesExpand
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Bushmeat hunting in Gabon : socio-economics and hunter behaviour
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Distribution and use of income from bushmeat in a rural village, central Gabon.
Bushmeat hunting is an activity integral to rural forest communities that provides a high proportion of household incomes and protein requirements. An improved understanding of the relationshipExpand
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