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A global mitigation hierarchy for nature conservation

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Efforts to conserve biodiversity comprise a patchwork of international goals, national-level plans, and local interventions which – overall – are failing. We discuss the potential utility of applying the mitigation hierarchy, widely used during economic development activities, to all negative human impacts upon biodiversity. Evaluating all biodiversity losses and gains through the mitigation hierarchy could help prioritize consideration of conservation goals and drive the empirical evaluation...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1093/biosci/biy029

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Zoology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Zoology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Zoology
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Name:
Natural Environment Research Council
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NE/N005457/1
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Name:
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
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655497
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Danish National Research Foundation
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CenterforMacroecology,Evolution
Climategrantno.DNRF96
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Name:
Science Sciences Without Borders
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246619/2012-0
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Name:
Commonwealth Scholarship Commission
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Journal:
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Volume:
68
Issue:
5
Pages:
336–347
Publication date:
2018-04-18
Acceptance date:
2018-02-02
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EISSN:
1525-3244
ISSN:
0006-3568
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826577
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2018-02-25

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