Efficient expansion of global protected areas requires simultaneous planning for species and ecosystems

@inproceedings{Polak2015EfficientEO,
  title={Efficient expansion of global protected areas requires simultaneous planning for species and ecosystems},
  author={Tal Polak and James E. M. Watson and Richard A. Fuller and L. Nalini Joseph and Tara G. Martin and Hugh P. Possingham and Oscar Venter and Josie Carwardine},
  booktitle={Royal Society open science},
  year={2015}
}
The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)'s strategic plan advocates the use of environmental surrogates, such as ecosystems, as a basis for planning where new protected areas should be placed. However, the efficiency and effectiveness of this ecosystem-based planning approach to adequately capture threatened species in protected area networks is unknown… CONTINUE READING