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Half-Earth or Whole Earth? Radical ideas for conservation, and their implications

Buscher, Bram and Fletcher, Robert and Brockington, Dan and Sandbrook, Chris and Adams, William M and Campbell, Lisa and Corson, Catherine and Dressler, Wolfram and Duffy, Rosaleen and Gray, Noella and Holmes, George and Kelly, Alice and Lunstrum, Elizabeth and Ramutsindela, Maano and Shanker, Kartik (2017) Half-Earth or Whole Earth? Radical ideas for conservation, and their implications. In: ORYX, 51 (3). pp. 407-410.

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We question whether the increasingly popular, radical idea of turning half the Earth into a network of protected areas is either feasible or just. We argue that this Half-Earth plan would have widespread negative consequences for human populations and would not meet its conservation objectives. It offers no agenda for managing biodiversity within a human half of Earth. We call instead for alternative radical action that is both more effective and more equitable, focused directly on the main drivers of biodiversity loss by shifting the global economy from its current foundation in growth while simultaneously redressing inequality.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: ORYX
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS, 32 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS, NEW YORK, NY 10013-2473 USA
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Centre for Ecological Sciences
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2017 04:54
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2017 04:54
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/57372

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