Global biodiversity: indicators of recent declines

Butchart, Stuart H. M., Walpole, Matt, Collen, Ben, van Strien, Arco, Scharlemann, Jörn P. W., Almond, Rosamunde E. A., Baillie, Jonathan E. M., Bomhard, Bastian, Brown, Claire, Bruno, John, Carpenter, Kent E., Carr, Geneviève M., Chanson, Janice, Chenery, Aanna M., Csirke, Jorge, Davidson, Nick C., Dentener, Frank, Foster, Matt, Galli, Alessandro, Galloway, James N., Genovesi, Piero, Gregory, Richard D., Hockings, Marc, Kapos, Valerie, Lamarque, Jean-Francois, Leverington, Fiona, Loh, Jonathan, McGeoch, Melodie A., McRae, Louise, Minasyan, Anahit, Morcillo, Monica Hernández, Oldfield, Thomasina E. E., Pauly, Daniel, Quader, Suhel, Revenga, Carmen, Sauer, John R., Skolnik, Benjamin, Spear, Dian, Stanwell-Smith, Damon, Stuart, Simon N., Symes, Andy, Tierney, Megan, Tyrrell, Tristan D., Vié, Jean-Christophe and Watson, Reg (2010) Global biodiversity: indicators of recent declines. Science, 328 5982: 1164-1168. doi:10.1126/science.1187512

Author Butchart, Stuart H. M.
Walpole, Matt
Collen, Ben
van Strien, Arco
Scharlemann, Jörn P. W.
Almond, Rosamunde E. A.
Baillie, Jonathan E. M.
Bomhard, Bastian
Brown, Claire
Bruno, John
Carpenter, Kent E.
Carr, Geneviève M.
Chanson, Janice
Chenery, Aanna M.
Csirke, Jorge
Davidson, Nick C.
Dentener, Frank
Foster, Matt
Galli, Alessandro
Galloway, James N.
Genovesi, Piero
Gregory, Richard D.
Hockings, Marc
Kapos, Valerie
Lamarque, Jean-Francois
Leverington, Fiona
Loh, Jonathan
McGeoch, Melodie A.
McRae, Louise
Minasyan, Anahit
Morcillo, Monica Hernández
Oldfield, Thomasina E. E.
Pauly, Daniel
Quader, Suhel
Revenga, Carmen
Sauer, John R.
Skolnik, Benjamin
Spear, Dian
Stanwell-Smith, Damon
Stuart, Simon N.
Symes, Andy
Tierney, Megan
Tyrrell, Tristan D.
Vié, Jean-Christophe
Watson, Reg
Title Global biodiversity: indicators of recent declines
Journal name Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0036-8075
Publication date 2010-05-28
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1126/science.1187512
Volume 328
Issue 5982
Start page 1164
End page 1168
Total pages 5
Place of publication Washington DC, United States
Publisher American Association for the Advancement of Science
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Abstract In 2002, world leaders committed, through the Convention on Biological Diversity, to achieve a significant reduction in the rate of biodiversity loss by 2010. We compiled 31 indicators to report on progress toward this target. Most indicators of the state of biodiversity (covering species’ population trends, extinction risk, habitat extent and condition, and community composition) showed declines, with no significant recent reductions in rate, whereas indicators of pressures on biodiversity (including resource consumption, invasive alien species, nitrogen pollution, overexploitation, and climate change impacts) showed increases. Despite some local successes and increasing responses (including extent and biodiversity coverage of protected areas, sustainable forest management, policy responses to invasive alien species, and biodiversity-related aid), the rate of biodiversity loss does not appear to be slowing.
Keyword Conservation
Environmental assessment
Forest management
Climate change
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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