[Coral-List] new paper on Coral Triangle conservation planning for multiple objectives
m.beger at uq.edu.au
Tue Sep 29 16:08:54 EDT 2015
I wanted to draw your attention to a paper that was published this month in Nature Communications: "Integrating regional conservation priorities for multiple objectives into national policy".
Here we evaluate trade-offs amongst conservation priorities arising from different objectives within the Coral Triangle, with objectives derived from the Coral Triangle Initiatives' plan of action: represent habitats, support threatened species, ensure connectivity, and adapt to climate change. We develop a framework that gives countries around the Coral Triangle the choice to protect multi-objective hotspots that benefit many different management goals and species, complementary areas that benefit particular goals and species, or a combination of both.
This paper is a step towards developing a transparent strategy for collaborating countries to target both collaboration-wide and national goals and aspirations. Technically speaking, we used novel approaches to incorporating larval dispersal connectivity, turtle tracks, spawning aggregations and climate change impacts into a spatial prioritisation; these methods might also interest some of you.
Beger M, McGowan J, Treml E, Green A, White AT, Wolff NH, Klein C, Mumby P, & Possingham HP. Integrating regional conservation priorities for multiple objectives into national policy. Nature Communications.10.1038/ncomms9208.
Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions!
Best wishes, Maria
Dr Maria Beger
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