A Horizon Scan of Emerging Issues for Global Conservation in 2019.


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Article
Change log
Authors
Sutherland, William J 
Broad, Steven 
Butchart, Stuart HM 
Clarke, Stewart J 
Collins, Alexandra M 
Abstract

We present the results of our tenth annual horizon scan. We identified 15 emerging priority topics that may have major positive or negative effects on the future conservation of global biodiversity, but currently have low awareness within the conservation community. We hope to increase research and policy attention on these areas, improving the capacity of the community to mitigate impacts of potentially negative issues, and maximise the benefits of issues that provide opportunities. Topics include advances in crop breeding, which may affect insects and land use; manipulations of natural water flows and weather systems on the Tibetan Plateau; release of carbon and mercury from melting polar ice and thawing permafrost; new funding schemes and regulations; and land-use changes across Indo-Malaysia.

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Keywords
Biodiversity, Conservation of Natural Resources, Forecasting
Journal Title
Trends Ecol Evol
Conference Name
Journal ISSN
0169-5347
1872-8383
Volume Title
34
Publisher
Elsevier BV
Sponsorship
NERC (NE/N014472/2)
contribution from RSPB