By S.N. Stuart, E.O. Wilson, J.A. McNeely, R.A. Mittermeier
, J.P. Rodríguez
On 11 January 2010, the United Nations inaugurated the International Year of Biodiversity in Berlin. This initiative is timely, because the environmental movement suffers from an imbalance between its sense of urgency and its intensity of activity.
By Jonah Busch, Fabiano Godoy, Will R. Turner, Celia A. Harvey
By Jeffrey E. Moore, Bryan P. Wallace, Rebecca L. Lewison, Ramúnas Žydelis, Tara M. Cox, Larry B. Crowder
This paper reviews the available information for bycatch of marine mammals, sea turtles, and seabirds in fisheries of the United States.
By Will R. Turner, Bethany A. Bradley, Lyndon D. Estes, David G. Hole, Michael Oppenheimer, & David S. Wilcove
By Elena M. Finkbeiner, Bryan P. Wallace, Jeffrey E. Moore, Rebecca L. Lewison, Larry B. Crowder, Andrew J. Read
This study estimates that the number of sea turtles accidentally caught and killed in United States coastal waters has declined by an estimated 90-percent since 1990, a dramatic reduction achieved in fisheries where specific regulations have been implemented to reduce bycatch.
By Will R. Turner
, Katrina Brandon, Thomas M. Brooks, Claude Gascon, Holly K. Gibbs, Keith S. Lawrence, Russell A. Mittermeier
, and Elizabeth R. Selig
Protecting the land of highest priority for biodiversity conservation also delivers significant, life-sustaining services and income to the world's most impoverished people.
By Bryan P. Wallace
, Andrew D. DiMatteo, Alan B. Bolten, Milani Y. Chaloupka, Brian J. Hutchinson, F. Alberto Abreu-Grobois, Jeanne A. Mortimer, Jeffrey A. Seminoff, Diego Amorocho, Karen A. Bjorndal, Jérôme Bourjea, Brian W. Bowen, Raquel Briseño Dueñas, Paolo Casale, B. C. Choudhury, Alice Costa, Peter H. Dutton, Alejandro Fallabrino, Elena M. Finkbeiner, Alexandre Girard, Marc Girondot, Mark Hamann, Brendan J. Hurley, Milagros López-Mendilaharsu, Maria Angela Marcovaldi, John A. Musick, Ronel Nel, Nicolas J. Pilcher, Sebastian Troëng
, Blair Witherington, Roderic B. Mast.
By Bryan P. Wallace, Rebecca L. Lewison, Sara L. McDonald, Richard K. McDonald, Connie Y. Kot, Shaleyla Kelez, Rhema K. Bjorkland, Elena M. Finkbeiner, S’rai Helmbrecht, Larry B. Crowder
This report – the first ever global assessment of sea turtle bycatch in the three major types of fishing gear – gillnets, longlines, and trawls – highlights vast ocean regions where little about bycatch rates is known, and where urgent conservation action to reduce bycatch is necessary to prevent the extinction of these ancient, endangered animals.
By Frank W. Larsen, Will R. Turner, Thomas M. Brooks
This paper assessed more than 500 Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) sites around the world to review the potential and realized benefits which conserving these places would provide not just for species, but for human well being. The researchers determined that protecting habitats in these priority areas to halt the loss of biodiversity will yield multiple benefits to people in terms of ecosystem services.
By Andrea Cattaneo, Ruben Lubowski, Jonah Busch (Conservation International), Anna Creed, Bernardo Strassburg, Frederick Boltz (Conservation International) and Ralph Ashton