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dc.contributor.authorBárcenas-García, A
dc.contributor.authorMichalski, F
dc.contributor.authorMorgan, WH
dc.contributor.authorSmith, RK
dc.contributor.authorSutherland, WJ
dc.contributor.authorGibbs, JP
dc.contributor.authorNorris, D
dc.date.accessioned2022-05-25T15:00:31Z
dc.date.available2022-05-25T15:00:31Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.date.submitted2022-02-16
dc.identifier.issn1940-0829
dc.identifier.other10.1177_19400829221103709
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/337466
dc.descriptionFunder: Arcadia Fund; FundRef: https://doi.org/10.13039/100012088
dc.descriptionFunder: Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior; FundRef: https://doi.org/10.13039/501100002322
dc.descriptionFunder: The David and Claudia Harding Foundation
dc.descriptionFunder: MAVA Foundation; FundRef: https://doi.org/10.13039/100013324
dc.description.abstract<jats:sec><jats:title>Background and Research Aims</jats:title><jats:p> Dams impact freshwater ecosystems and biodiversity. Freshwater turtles are at direct and indirect risk due to changes caused by damming including the loss of terrestrial and aquatic nesting habitats, changes to food availability, and blocking movement. Effective management of these impacts requires robust evidence in order to gain an understanding of conservation solutions that work. </jats:p></jats:sec><jats:sec><jats:title>Methods</jats:title><jats:p> We reviewed the global scientific literature that evaluated the impact of dams on freshwater turtles, and carried out additional searches of literature published in seventeen languages for studies evaluating actions to mitigate dam impacts. </jats:p></jats:sec><jats:sec><jats:title>Results</jats:title><jats:p> The search produced 47 published articles documenting dam impacts on 30 freshwater turtle species from seven families (Chelidae, Chelydridae, Emydidae, Geoemydidae, Kinosternidae, Podocnemididae, and Trionychidae) in 13 countries. Few studies were found from Europe and Asia and none from Africa. Most studies were from temperate latitudes, where studies focused more on adults and less threatened species compared with tropical latitudes. More than half of the studies (57%, n = 27) suggested actions to help mitigate dam impacts. Yet, only five studies (three temperate and two tropical) documented the effect of interventions (dam removal, flow management, artificial pond maintenance and community-based action). </jats:p></jats:sec><jats:sec><jats:title>Conclusion</jats:title><jats:p> These findings demonstrate a serious lack of documented evidence evaluating mitigation actions for dam impacts on freshwater turtles. </jats:p></jats:sec><jats:sec><jats:title>Implications for Conservation</jats:title><jats:p> This lack of evidence reinforces the importance of strengthening and maintaining robust long-term studies needed to develop effective and adaptive conservation actions for this group of threatened vertebrates particularly in tropical regions. </jats:p></jats:sec>
dc.languageen
dc.publisherSAGE Publications
dc.subjectReview Article
dc.subjectconservation evidence
dc.subjectdams
dc.subjecthydropower development
dc.subjectmitigation actions
dc.subjectturtles
dc.subjecttestudines
dc.subjectreptile
dc.subjectvertebrate
dc.subjecthabitat transformation
dc.subjectaquatic conservation
dc.subjectconservation solutions
dc.titleImpacts of Dams on Freshwater Turtles: A Global Review to Identify Conservation Solutions
dc.typeArticle
dc.date.updated2022-05-25T15:00:30Z
prism.publicationNameTropical Conservation Science
prism.volume15
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.84880
dcterms.dateAccepted2022-05-12
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1177/19400829221103709
rioxxterms.versionVoR
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2022-05-23
dc.contributor.orcidBárcenas-García, A [0000-0002-4521-7890]
dc.contributor.orcidMichalski, F [0000-0002-8074-9964]
dc.contributor.orcidNorris, D [0000-0003-0015-8214]
dc.identifier.eissn1940-0829
cam.issuedOnline2022-05-23
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2022-05-23
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2022-05-23


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