Response: Where Might We Find Ecologically Intact Communities?

Grantham, Hedley S., Evans, Tom, Lieberman, Susan, Robinson, John G., Elsen, Paul R., Ferrier, Simon, Kearney, Stephen G., Maurer, Golo, Surya, Gautam, Spindler, Rebecca, Stasak, Basha, Trezise, James, and Watson, James E.M. (2022) Response: Where Might We Find Ecologically Intact Communities? Frontiers in Forests and Global Change, 5. 730546.

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Abstract

[Extract] In an attempt to identify areas of the world that represent outstanding examples of ecological integrity, Plumptre et al. (2021) concluded that just 2.8% of Earth's terrestrial area could be considered to qualify. This analysis contrasts with other global assessments that show the extent of areas important for ecological integrity to be at least an order of magnitude higher (Newbold et al., 2016; Watson et al., 2016a; Beyer et al., 2020; Grantham et al., 2020; Hansen et al., 2020; Mokany et al., 2020; Riggio et al., 2020; Williams et al., 2020; De Palma et al., 2021). Plumptre et al. (2021) further argue their methodology and findings can inform Key Biodiversity Area (KBA) delineation.

Item ID: 74578
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 2624-893X
Keywords: biodiversity, Convention on Biodiversity (CBD), ecological integrity assessment, intact communities, Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs)
Copyright Information: Copyright © 2022 Grantham, Evans, Lieberman, Robinson, Elsen, Ferrier, Kearney, Maurer, Surya, Spindler, Stasak, Trezise and Watson. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2022 01:35
FoR Codes: 41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4104 Environmental management > 410401 Conservation and biodiversity @ 100%
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