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Bombing for biodiversity-enhancing conservation values of military training areas

Zentelis, Rick; Lindenmayer, David

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Global defense spending is $US1753 billion annually or approximately 2.5% of the world GDP. Significant time and resources is spent in training 28 million defense personnel worldwide. Much of this training on land takes place within specifically designated military training areas (MTAs). Globally, the size of the MTA estate is likely to be very large, but just how large is unknown. Our preliminary analyses has identified that MTAs cover at least 1% of the Earth's surface. This figure is...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014-12
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/14684
Source: Conservation Letters
DOI: 10.1111/conl.12155

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