Biodiversity targets after 2010

Mace, Georgina M., Cramer, Wolfgang, Díaz, Sandra, Faith, Daniel P., Larigauderie, Anne, Le Prestre, Philippe, Palmer, Margaret, Perrings, Charles, Scholes, Robert J., Walpole, Matt, Walther, Bruno A., Watson, James E. M. and Mooney, Harold A. (2010) Biodiversity targets after 2010. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 2 1-2: 3-8. doi:10.1016/j.cosust.2010.03.003

Author Mace, Georgina M.
Cramer, Wolfgang
Díaz, Sandra
Faith, Daniel P.
Larigauderie, Anne
Le Prestre, Philippe
Palmer, Margaret
Perrings, Charles
Scholes, Robert J.
Walpole, Matt
Walther, Bruno A.
Watson, James E. M.
Mooney, Harold A.
Title Biodiversity targets after 2010
Journal name Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1877-3435
Publication date 2010-05-01
Year available 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.cosust.2010.03.003
Volume 2
Issue 1-2
Start page 3
End page 8
Total pages 6
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Subject 960899 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of Environments not elsewhere classified
0602 Ecology
Formatted abstract
The bold commitment made by the world's governments to reduce the rate of biodiversity loss by 2010 will soon be tested. On the basis of the continuing declines measured by most indicators, it now seems inevitable that the outcome will be that it has not been achieved. Here, in order to build on the momentum created by the 2010 target, we propose a shift away from a large set of static targets towards a smaller number of specific targets. Specifically, we present three categories of targets (red, green and blue) with examples of each. These relate respectively to (1) those biodiversity outcomes that must be avoided to avert situations that are deleterious for people, (2) the highly valued biodiversity conservation priorities, and (3) an improved scientific understanding necessary for adaptive management now and into the future.

Keyword Adaptive management
Environmental indicator
Environmental protection
Future prospect
State role
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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