Biodiversity

Targeting site conservation to increase the effectiveness of new global biodiversity targets

Plumptre, A. J., Baisero, D., Brooks, T. M., Buchanan, G., Butchart, S. H., Bowser, A., ... Raudsepp-Hearne, C., ...& Upgren, A.


Abstract

Global protected area extent has increased recently but often outside areas of biodiversity importance. Governments recently committed to conserving 30% of land and seas, especially “areas of particular importance for biodiversity.”

Reviewing site-based conservation approaches, we propose harnessing key biodiversity area (KBA) criteria to target such locations.

Recommended citation

Plumptre, A. J., Baisero, D., Brooks, T. M., Buchanan, G., Butchart, S. H., Bowser, A., ... Raudsepp-Hearne, C., ...& Upgren, A. (2024). Targeting site conservation to increase the effectiveness of new global biodiversity targets. One Earth. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oneear.2023.12.007

Ciara Raudsepp-Hearne

Ciara Raudsepp-Hearne

Director of Key Biodiversity Areas

Global Conservation

Global Conservation

Working globally and locally

Key Biodiversity Areas bring conservation close to home

Key Biodiversity Areas bring conservation close to home

One of the most complex challenges for nature conservation comes from a simple question: what must we save?
Daniel Kraus

Working in the wild world of biodiversity conservation

Working in the wild world of biodiversity conservation

I grew up on the wild west coast, an incredible environment with lots of curiosities to explore.