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Spatial conservation prioritization inclusive of wilderness quality: A case study of Australia's biodiversity

Klein, Carissa; Wilson, Kerrie A; Watts, Matthew; Stein, Janet; Carwardine, Josie; Mackey, Brendan; Possingham, Hugh P


There is considerable discussion about the relative importance of conserving high quality wilderness areas (i.e. large and intact landscapes) versus conserving areas with high biodiversity values. Places that are needed to achieve one aspect of biodiversity conservation are not necessarily optimal for another which can lead to conflict in assigning conservation priorities. However, both are important for biodiversity conservation, and carry social, economic, and ecological values. Investment in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Biological Conservation
DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2009.01.035


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