Setting population targets for mammals using body mass as a predictor of population persistence.

@article{Hilbers2017SettingPT,
  title={Setting population targets for mammals using body mass as a predictor of population persistence.},
  author={Jelle P. Hilbers and Luca Santini and Piero Visconti and Aafke M. Schipper and Cecilia Pinto and Carlo Rondinini and Mark A. J. Huijbregts},
  journal={Conservation biology : the journal of the Society for Conservation Biology},
  year={2017},
  volume={31 2},
  pages={385-393}
}
Conservation planning and biodiversity assessments need quantitative targets to optimize planning options and assess the adequacy of current species protection. However, targets aiming at persistence require population-specific data, which limit their use in favor of fixed and nonspecific targets, likely leading to unequal distribution of conservation efforts among species. We devised a method to derive equitable population targets; that is, quantitative targets of population size that ensure… CONTINUE READING