A mid-term analysis of progress toward international biodiversity targets

Tittensor, Derek P, Walpole, Matt, Hill, Samantha L L, Boyce, Daniel G, Britten, Gregory L, Burgess, Neil D, Butchart, Stuart H M, Leadley, Paul W, Regan, Eugenie C, Alkemade, Rob, Baumung, Roswitha, Bellard, Céline, Bouwman, Lex, Bowles-Newark, Nadine J, Chenery, Anna M, Cheung, William W L, Christensen, Villy, Cooper, H David, Crowther, Annabel R, Dixon, Matthew J R, Galli, Alessandro, Gaveau, Valérie, Gregory, Richard D, Gutierrez, Nicolas L, Hirsch, Tim L, Höft, Robert, Januchowski-Hartley, Stephanie R, Karmann, Marion, Krug, Cornilia B, Leverington, Fiona J, Loh, Jonathan, Lojenga, Rik Kutsch, Malsch, Kelly, Marques, Alexandra, Morgan, David H W, Mumby, Peter J, Newbold, Tim, Noonan-Mooney, Kieran, Pagad, Shyama N, Parks, Bradley C, Pereira, Henrique M, Robertson, Tim, Rondinini, Carlo, Santini, Luca, Scharlemann, Jörn P W, Schindler, Stefan, Sumaila, U Rashid, Teh, Louise S L, van Kolck, Jennifer, Visconti, Piero and Ye, Yimin (2014) A mid-term analysis of progress toward international biodiversity targets. Science, 346 (6206). pp. 241-244. ISSN 0036-8075

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In 2010 the international community, under the auspices of the Convention on Biological Diversity, agreed on 20 biodiversity-related “Aichi Targets” to be achieved within a decade. We provide a comprehensive mid-term assessment of progress toward these global targets using 55 indicator data sets. We projected indicator trends to 2020 using an adaptive statistical framework that incorporated the specific properties of individual time series. On current trajectories, results suggest that despite accelerating policy and management responses to the biodiversity crisis, the impacts of these efforts are unlikely to be reflected in improved trends in the state of biodiversity by 2020. We highlight areas of societal endeavor requiring additional efforts to achieve the Aichi Targets, and provide a baseline against which to assess future progress.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Life Sciences > Evolution, Behaviour and Environment
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH0001 Natural history (General) > QH0075 Nature conservation
Depositing User: Jorn Scharlemann
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2014 08:45
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2019 18:00
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/50492

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