Global biodiversity: indicators of recent declines.

  title={Global biodiversity: indicators of recent declines.},
  author={Stuart H. M. Butchart and Matt Walpole and Ben Collen and Arco J. van Strien and J{\"o}rn P. W. Scharlemann and Rosamunde E A Almond and Jonathan E. M. Baillie and Bastian Bomhard and Claire Brown and J. Bruno and Kent E. Carpenter and Genevi{\`e}ve M. Carr and Janice S. Chanson and Anna M. Chenery and Jorge Csirke and Nick C. Davidson and Frank Dentener and Matt J Foster and Alessandro Galli and James N. Galloway and Piero Genovesi and R. Douglas Gregory and Marc Hockings and Valerie Kapos and Jean-François Lamarque and Fiona J. Leverington and Jonathan Edau Loh and Melodie A. McGeoch and Louise McRae and Anahit Minasyan and Monica Hern{\'a}ndez Morcillo and Thomasina E E Oldfield and Daniel Pauly and Suhel Quader and Carmen Revenga and John R. Sauer and Benjamin Skolnik and Dian Spear and Damon Stanwell-Smith and Simon N. Stuart and Andy Symes and Megan P Tierney and Tristan D Tyrrell and J. Gordon Me Vie and Reg A Watson},
  volume={328 5982},
In 2002, world leaders committed, through the Convention on Biological Diversity, to achieve a significant reduction in the rate of biodiversity loss by 2010. We compiled 31 indicators to report on progress toward this target. Most indicators of the state of biodiversity (covering species' population trends, extinction risk, habitat extent and condition, and community composition) showed declines, with no significant recent reductions in rate, whereas indicators of pressures on biodiversity… CONTINUE READING
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