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A horizon scan of global conservation issues for 2011

By William J. Sutherland, Sarah Bardsley, Leon Bennun, Mick Clout, Isabelle M. Côté, Michael H. Depledge, Lynn V. Dicks, Andrew P. Dobson, Liz Fellman, Erica Fleishman, David W. Gibbons, Andrew J. Impey, John H. Lawton, Fiona Lickorish, David B. Lindenmayer, Thomas E. Lovejoy, Ralph Mac Nally, Jane Madgwick, Lloyd S. Peck, Jules Pretty, Stephanie V. Prior, Kent H. Redford, Jörn P.W. Scharlemann, Mark Spalding and Andrew R. Watkinson

Abstract

This review describes outcomes of a 2010 horizon-scanning exercise building upon the first exercise conducted in 2009. The aim of both horizon scans was to identify emerging issues that could have substantial impacts on the conservation of biological diversity, and to do so sufficiently early to encourage policy-relevant, practical research on those issues. Our group included professional horizon scanners and researchers affiliated with universities and non- and inter-governmental organizations, including specialists on topics such as invasive species, wildlife diseases and coral reefs. We identified 15 nascent issues, including new greenhouse gases, genetic techniques to eradicate mosquitoes, milk consumption in Asia and societal pessimism

Topics: Ecology and Environment
Publisher: Elsevier
Year: 2011
DOI identifier: 10.1016/j.tree.2010.11.002
OAI identifier: oai:nora.nerc.ac.uk:14111
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