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dc.contributor.authorHarfoot, Michael BJen
dc.contributor.authorJohnston, Alisonen
dc.contributor.authorBalmford, Andrewen
dc.contributor.authorBurgess, Neil Den
dc.contributor.authorButchart, Stuart HMen
dc.contributor.authorDias, Maria Pen
dc.contributor.authorHazin, Carolinaen
dc.contributor.authorHilton-Taylor, Craigen
dc.contributor.authorHoffmann, Michaelen
dc.contributor.authorIsaac, Nick JBen
dc.contributor.authorIversen, Lars Len
dc.contributor.authorOuthwaite, Charlotte Len
dc.contributor.authorVisconti, Pieroen
dc.contributor.authorGeldmann, Jonasen
dc.date.accessioned2021-08-16T23:31:16Z
dc.date.available2021-08-16T23:31:16Z
dc.date.issued2021-08-30en
dc.identifier.issn2397-334X
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/326836
dc.description.abstractThe Anthropocene is characterized by unparalleled human impact on other species, potentially ushering in the sixth mass extinction. Yet mitigation efforts remain hampered by limited information on the spatial patterns and intensity of the threats driving global biodiversity loss. Here we use expert-derived information from the IUCN Red List on threats to 23,271 species, representing all terrestrial amphibians, birds and mammals, to generate global maps of the six major threats to these groups: agriculture, hunting & trapping, logging, pollution, invasive species, and climate change. Our results show that agriculture and logging are pervasive in the tropics, and that hunting & trapping is the most geographically widespread threat to mammals and birds. Additionally, current representations of human pressure underestimate overall pressure on biodiversity, due to the exclusion of threats like hunting and climate change. Alarmingly, this is particularly the case in areas of the highest biodiversity importance.
dc.description.sponsorshipWe thank the 1000s of people who participate in the red list. We also thank Dr Simon Stuart for valuable input on the amphibian maps. We thank Prof. Nick Dulvy and Dr Simon Stuart for early input on the approach. This work is supported by the Cambridge Conservation Initiative collaborative grants programme (all), EUs Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie action (No 706784, JG), VILLUM FONDEN (VKR023371, JG), KR Foundation and Hempel Foundation (Designing a brighter future for biodiversity) NDB and MBJH.
dc.format.mediumPrint-Electronicen
dc.languageengen
dc.publisherNature Research
dc.rightsAll rights reserved
dc.rights.uri
dc.titleUsing the IUCN Red List to map threats to terrestrial vertebrates at global scale.en
dc.typeArticle
prism.publicationDate2021en
prism.publicationNameNature ecology & evolutionen
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.74284
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-07-15en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1038/s41559-021-01542-9en
rioxxterms.versionAM
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2021-08-30en
dc.contributor.orcidHarfoot, Michael BJ [0000-0003-2598-8652]
dc.contributor.orcidJohnston, Alison [0000-0001-8221-013X]
dc.contributor.orcidBalmford, Andrew [0000-0002-0144-3589]
dc.contributor.orcidButchart, Stuart HM [0000-0002-1140-4049]
dc.contributor.orcidDias, Maria P [0000-0002-7281-4391]
dc.contributor.orcidHilton-Taylor, Craig [0000-0003-1163-1425]
dc.contributor.orcidHoffmann, Michael [0000-0003-4785-2254]
dc.contributor.orcidIsaac, Nick JB [0000-0002-4869-8052]
dc.contributor.orcidOuthwaite, Charlotte L [0000-0001-9997-6780]
dc.contributor.orcidVisconti, Piero [0000-0001-6823-2826]
dc.contributor.orcidGeldmann, Jonas [0000-0002-1191-7610]
dc.identifier.eissn2397-334X
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
pubs.funder-project-idEuropean Commission Horizon 2020 (H2020) Marie Sk?odowska-Curie actions (706784)
cam.orpheus.successMon Sep 13 07:30:30 BST 2021 - Embargo updated*
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rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2022-02-28


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