Integrating plant-and animal-based perspectives for more effective restoration of biodiversity

  title={Integrating plant-and animal-based perspectives for more effective restoration of biodiversity},
  author={Clive McAlpine and Carla P. Catterall and Ralph Mac Nally and David Lindenmayer and J Leighton Reid and Karen D. Holl and Andrew F. Bennett and Rebecca K. Runting and Kerrie Wilson and Richard J. Hobbs and Leonie M. Seabrook and Shaun C. Cunningham and Atte Moilanen and Martine Maron and Luke P. Shoo and Ian D. Lunt and Peter A Vesk and Libby Rumpff and Tara G. Martin and James Thomson and Hugh H Possingham},
} C rates of extinction are 100–1000 times greater than in prehuman times (IUCN 2007 ). These elevated rates are being driven primarily by the conversion and degradation of native ecosystems by human activities. In response, the 2012 United Nations (UN) Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development set the goal of restoring 150 million ha of disturbed and degraded land by 2020 (Menz et al. 2013 ), with expected benefits for the maintenance or recovery of biodiversity… CONTINUE READING
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