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Systematic conservation planning
The realization of conservation goals requires strategies for managing whole landscapes including areas allocated to both production and protection. Reserves alone are not adequate for natureExpand
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Beyond opportunism: Key principles for systematic reserve selection.
The intention and practice of conservation reserve selection are different. A major reason for systems of reserves is to sustain biological diversity. This involves protecting examples of as manyExpand
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Effectiveness of the global protected area network in representing species diversity
The Fifth World Parks Congress in Durban, South Africa, announced in September 2003 that the global network of protected areas now covers 11.5% of the planet's land surface. This surpasses the 10%Expand
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A Comparison of Richness Hotspots, Rarity Hotspots, and Complementary Areas for Conserving Diversity of British Birds
Biodiversity conservation requires efficient methods for choosing priority areas for in situ conservation management. We compared three quantitative methods for choosing 5% (an arbitrary figure) ofExpand
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Conservation planning in a changing world.
Conservation planning is the process of locating, configuring, implementing and maintaining areas that are managed to promote the persistence of biodiversity and other natural values. ConservationExpand
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Formulating conservation targets for biodiversity pattern and process in the Cape Floristic Region, South Africa
The Cape Floristic Region of South Africa is a global biodiversity hotspot. In 1998, a process of conservation planning began in the region that required quantitative targets for biodiversity. WeExpand
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Adaptive management of the Great Barrier Reef: A globally significant demonstration of the benefits of networks of marine reserves
The Great Barrier Reef (GBR) provides a globally significant demonstration of the effectiveness of large-scale networks of marine reserves in contributing to integrated, adaptive management.Expand
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Ad Hoc Reservations: Forward or Backward Steps in Developing Representative Reserve Systems?
A major reason for land reservation has been the relative lack of value of selected sites for major commercial land uses or for human habitation. Other important reasons include scenery, recreation,Expand
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Pelagic protected areas: the missing dimension in ocean conservation.
Fewer protected areas exist in the pelagic ocean than any other ecosystem on Earth. Although there is increasing support for marine protected areas (MPAs) as a tool for pelagic conservation, thereExpand
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A comparison of reserve selection algorithms using data on terrestrial vertebrates in Oregon
We compare the number of species represented and the spatial pattern of reserve networks derived using five types of reserve selection algorithms on a set of vertebrate distribution data for the State of Oregon (USA). Expand
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