Mapping the Planet’s Critical Areas for Biodiversity & Nature’s Contributions to People

New science points to areas where conservation can provide 90% of nature’s contributions to people and meet biodiversity goals.

Matthew L. Miller

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Prioritizing Land Protection to Save Mammals from Extinction

A new study identifies habitats where strengthening existing conservation protections can reduce extinction risk for mammals.

Justine E. Hausheer

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Making Global Freshwater Targets Local

Creative solutions that go beyond conventional protected areas are necessary to safeguard the future of global freshwater ecosystems.

Matthew L. Miller

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Why Protected Areas Must Consider What’s Beneath the Surface

New research finds that 85% of protected areas with groundwater-dependent ecosystems have groundwatersheds that may be underprotected.

Matthew L. Miller

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For Parrotfish, One Protected Area Isn’t Enough

Research from the Solomon Islands finds that populations of bumphead parrotfish rely on larvae from other reefs, meaning they’re unlikely to rebound if the entire region is overfished.

Justine E. Hausheer

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Protected Areas are Vital, but they are not Enough for Lasting Biodiversity Conservation

Sustaining global biodiversity requires broadening the area-based conservation toolkit beyond protected areas.

Cara Cannon Byington

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Biodiversity Conservation: 7 Principles for Matching Goals with Actions

Scientists offer 7 key principles to help achieve the Convention on Biological Diversity’s 2050 vision: living in harmony with nature.

Cara Cannon Byington

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Saving Animals by Mapping Their Migrations

Maps that display migration data with the human connections and livelihoods can help advance sustainable conservation.

Cara Cannon Byington

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Four Steps for the Earth: Mainstreaming the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

The upcoming Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) meeting, and adoption of the new Global Biodiversity Framework, represent an opportunity to […]

Moving from Biodiversity Offsets to a Target-Based Approach for Ecological Compensation

Country-level contributions that contribute to an overall no-net-loss goal of biodiversity is one of the issues that groups are pushing […]

Global No Net Loss of Natural Ecosystems

Published in Nature Ecology & Evolution, “Global no net loss of natural ecosystems,” examines what the concept of no net […]

When Logging Stops, Does Biodiversity Benefit?

Protecting logging concessions could be a valuable tool for biodiversity conservation.

Justine E. Hausheer

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