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Persistent and novel threats to the biodiversity of Kazakhstan's steppes and semi-deserts

Abstract:

Temperate grasslands have suffered disproportionally from conversion to cropland, degradation and fragmentation. A large proportion of the world’s remaining near-natural grassland is situated in Kazakhstan. We aimed to assess current and emerging threats to steppe and semi-desert biodiversity in Kazakhstan and evaluate conservation research priorities. We conducted a horizon-scanning exercise among conservationists from academia and practice. We first compiled a list of 45 potential threats. ...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1007/s10531-016-1083-0

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Koshkin, M More by this author
Bragina, T More by this author
Katzner, T More by this author
Schreiber, D More by this author
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Publisher:
Springer Netherlands Publisher's website
Journal:
Biodiversity and Conservation Journal website
Publication date:
2016
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EISSN:
1572-9710
ISSN:
0960-3115
URN:
uuid:52eb1886-2ef5-4c70-bf17-b0a616f99a04
Source identifiers:
612117
Local pid:
pubs:612117

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