Integrated terrestrial-freshwater planning doubles conservation of tropical aquatic species

  title={Integrated terrestrial-freshwater planning doubles conservation of tropical aquatic species},
  author={C. G. Leal and Gareth D. Lennox and Silvio F. B. Ferraz and J. Ferreira and T. Gardner and J. R. Thomson and Erika Berenguer and A. Lees and R. M. Hughes and Ralph MacNally and L. Arag{\~a}o and Janaina G. de Brito and L. Castello and R. Garrett and N. Hamada and L. Juen and Rafael P. Leit{\~a}o and J. Louzada and Thiago F. Morello and N{\'a}rgila G. Moura and J. Nessimian and J. M. B. Oliveira-Junior and V. Oliveira and V{\'i}vian C. de Oliveira and L. Parry and P. Pompeu and Ricardo R. C. Solar and J. Zuanon and J. Barlow},
  pages={117 - 121}
  • C. G. Leal, Gareth D. Lennox, +26 authors J. Barlow
  • Published 2020
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Science
  • Consider both water and land When designing terrestrial reserves, it is common to consider the needs of species and systems from a terrestrial perspective, with an assumption that any freshwater systems will benefit as well. Leal et al. tested this assumption by analyzing data from two locations in the Brazilian Amazon and found that it is far from accurate: Terrestrial systems confer little benefit to freshwater systems (see the Perspective by Abell and Harrison). However, the authors also… CONTINUE READING
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