Wilderness and future conservation priorities in Australia
Watson, James E.M.; Fuller, Richard A.; Watson, Alexander; Mackey, Brendan; Wilson, Kerrie A.; Grantham, Hedley S.; Turner, Matthew; Klein, Carissa; Carwardine, Josie; Joseph, Liana N.; Possingham, Hugh P
Aim Most approaches to conservation prioritization are focused on biodiversity features that are already threatened. While this is necessary in the face of accelerating anthropogenic threats, there have been calls to conserve large intact landscapes, often termed 'wilderness', to ensure the long-term persistence of biodiversity. In this study, we examine the consequences of directing conservation expenditure using a threat-based framework for wilderness conservation. Location The Australian...[Show more]
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