Protected area targets post-2020

Visconti, P., Butchart, S., Brooks, T., Langhammer, D., Marnewick, D., Vergara, S., Yanosky, A., & Watson, J. (2019). Protected area targets post-2020. Science 364 (6437) 239-241. 10.1126/science.aav6886.

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The ten-year Strategic Plan for Biodiversity, made up of 20 Aichi Biodiversity Targets, is coming to an end and it is therefore timely to assess their appropriateness so as to provide scientific support on the development of an improved post-2020 framework. Here we focus on Aichi Target 11, concerned with conserving protected areas and other effective area-based conservation measures by 2020. We identify four broad problems with Aichi Target 11 that have led to perverse outcomes and an inability for nations to account for true conservation progress. We propose a formulation for a target for site-based conservation beyond 2020 aimed at overcoming them: ‘The value of all key biodiversity areas and other sites of global significance for biodiversity is documented and retained through protected areas and other effective area-based conservation measures’.

Item Type: Article
Research Programs: Ecosystems Services and Management (ESM)
Depositing User: Luke Kirwan
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2019 07:03
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:31

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