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Global no net loss of natural ecosystems

Maron, Martine, Simmonds, Jeremy S., Watson, James E. M., Sonter, Laura J., Bennun, Leon, Griffiths, Victoria F., Quétier, Fabien, von Hase, Amrei, Edwards, Stephen, Rainey, Hugo, and others. (2020) Global no net loss of natural ecosystems. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 4 . pp. 46-49. ISSN 2397-334X. (doi:10.1038/s41559-019-1067-z) (KAR id:79463)

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A global goal of no net loss of natural ecosystems or better has recently been proposed, but such a goal would require equitable translation to country-level contributions. Given the wide variation in ecosystem depletion, these could vary from net gain (for countries where restoration is needed), to managed net loss (in rare circumstances where natural ecosystems remain extensive and human development imperative is greatest). National contributions and international support for implementation also must consider non-area targets factors such as the capacity to conserve and the imperative for human development.

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DOI/Identification number: 10.1038/s41559-019-1067-z
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Depositing User: Joseph Bull
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2020 12:01 UTC
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