Protecting half of the planet could directly affect over one billion people

Schleicher J, Zaehringer JG, Fastré C, Vira B, Visconti P, & Sandbrook C (2019). Protecting half of the planet could directly affect over one billion people. Nature Sustainability 2: 1094-1096. DOI:10.1038/s41893-019-0423-y.

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Abstract

In light of continuing global biodiversity loss, one ambitious proposal has gained considerable traction amongst conservationists: the goal to protect half the Earth. Our analysis suggests that at least one billion people live in places that would be protected if the Half Earth proposal were implemented within all ecoregions. Taking into account the social and economic impacts of such proposals is central to addressing social and environmental justice concerns, and assessing their acceptability and feasibility.

Item Type: Article
Research Programs: Ecosystems Services and Management (ESM)
Depositing User: Luke Kirwan
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2019 06:52
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2019 10:23
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/16178

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