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Record number 511213
Title Half-Earth or Whole Earth? Radical ideas for conservation, and their implications
Author(s) Büscher, Bram; Fletcher, Robert; Brockington, Dan; Sandbrook, Chris; Adams, William M.; Campbell, Lisa; Corson, Catherine; Dressler, Wolfram; Duffy, Rosaleen; Gray, Noella; Holmes, George; Kelly, Alice; Lunstrum, Elizabeth; Ramutsindela, Maano; Shanker, Kartik
Source Oryx 51 (2017)3. - ISSN 0030-6053 - p. 407 - 410.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0030605316001228
Department(s) Sociology of Development and Change
WASS
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2017
Keyword(s) Biodiversity - economy - Half-Earth - inequality - protected area
Abstract

We question whether the increasingly popular, radical idea of turning half the Earth into a network of protected areas is either feasible or just. We argue that this Half-Earth plan would have widespread negative consequences for human populations and would not meet its conservation objectives. It offers no agenda for managing biodiversity within a human half of Earth. We call instead for alternative radical action that is both more effective and more equitable, focused directly on the main drivers of biodiversity loss by shifting the global economy from its current foundation in growth while simultaneously redressing inequality.

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