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Genetic diversity is considered important but interpreted narrowly in country reports to the Convention on Biological Diversity: Current actions and indicators are insufficient

Hoban, Sean; Campbell, Catriona D.; da Silva, Jessica M.; Ekblom, Robert; Funk, W. Chris; Garner, Brittany A.; Godoy, Jose A.; Kershaw, Francine; MacDonald, Anna; Mergeay, Joachim; Minter, Melissa


International agreements such as the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) have committed to conserve, and sustainably and equitably use, biodiversity. The CBD is a vital instrument for global conservation because it guides 195 countries and the European Union in setting priorities and allocating resources, and requires regular reporting on progress. However, the CBD and similar policy agreements have often neglected genetic diversity. This is a critical gap because genetic diversity...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2021
Type: Journal article
Source: Biological Conservation
DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2021.109233
Access Rights: Open Access


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