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Global Biodiversity: Indicators of Recent Declines
Global Biodiversity Target Missed In 2002, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) committed to a significant reduction in the rate of biodiversity loss by 2010. There has been widespreadExpand
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Essential Biodiversity Variables
A global system of harmonized observations is needed to inform scientists and policy-makers. Reducing the rate of biodiversity loss and averting dangerous biodiversity change are international goals,Expand
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The Impact of Conservation on the Status of the World’s Vertebrates
Assessing Biodiversity Declines Understanding human impact on biodiversity depends on sound quantitative projection. Pereira et al. (p. 1496, published online 26 October) review quantitativeExpand
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Financial Costs of Meeting Global Biodiversity Conservation Targets: Current Spending and Unmet Needs
Costs of Conservation In 2010, world governments agreed to a strategic plan for biodiversity conservation, including 20 targets to be met by 2020, through the Convention on Biological Diversity.Expand
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A mid-term analysis of progress toward international biodiversity targets
In 2010, the international community, under the auspices of the Convention on Biological Diversity, agreed on 20 biodiversity-related “Aichi Targets” to be achieved within a decade. We provide aExpand
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Toward monitoring global biodiversity
The world's governments have identified reducing the rate of biodiversity loss as a global priority. However, we lack robust measures of progress toward this target. Developing indicators that areExpand
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Linked indicator sets for addressing biodiversity loss
Abstract The target adopted by world leaders of significantly reducing the rate of biodiversity loss by 2010 was not met but this stimulated a new suite of biodiversity targets for 2020 adopted byExpand
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Protected areas and global conservation of migratory birds
Not enough protection for migrating birds Animals that migrate pass through a varying number of regions. Each of these regions contributes to a different component of their life cycles. Runge et al.Expand
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Tracking Progress Toward the 2010 Biodiversity Target and Beyond
Biodiversity indicators used by policy-makers are underdeveloped and underinvested. In response to global declines in biodiversity, some 190 countries have pledged, under the Convention on BiologicalExpand
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Filling in biodiversity threat gaps
Only 5% of global threat data sets meet a “gold standard” The diversity of life on Earth—which provides vital services to humanity (1)—stems from the difference between rates of evolutionaryExpand
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