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

Fletcher, Robert and Büscher, Bram 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 Maano , Ramutsindela and Shanker, Kartik (2016) Half-Earth or Whole Earth? Radical ideas for conservation, and their implications. Oryx. pp. 1-4. ISSN 0030-6053

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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: Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Fauna & Flora International
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biodiversity, economy, Half-Earth, inequality, protected area
Subjects: C Publications by ATREEians > G Journal Papers
Divisions: Publications by ATREEians > Journal Papers
Depositing User: Eprints Admin
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2016 07:29
Last Modified: 22 Dec 2016 05:50
URI: http://eprints.atree.org/id/eprint/449

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