Informing future conservation priorities of ecosystems in the Tropical Andes

New research offers a pathway to achieving the 30 by 30 target using ecosystem diversity across four South American countries protected areas.

There is an opportunity to increase the representation of ecosystems to 31% across four Andean countries through the additional protection of Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs). This is shown in a new study led by NatureServe, iDiv and Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), together with other institutions. The study, published in the journal Remote Sensing demonstrates how Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs) coupled with KBAs can inform conservation decisions at multiple scales.

Quelle: IDW Informationsdienst Wissenschaft