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The influence of biophysical and socio-economic factors on the effectiveness of private land conservation areas in preventing natural land cover loss across South Africa

Alta De Vos
Publication: Global Ecology and Conservation
2021 - Journal Articles

There is growing recognition of the potential for private land to contribute to global conservation efforts. Private land conservation areas (PLCAs) complement state-owned protected areas by increasing the total area available for biodiversity conservation, protecting species and habitats in threatened landscapes that are under-represented in state-owned protected areas and increasing the diversity of tenure types and conservation models that protect and manage biodiversity. Protected areas with different conservation models are likely to respond differently to social-ecological stressors.

Patchwork Earth: navigating pathways to just, thriving, and sustainable futures

Elena M. Bennett, Reinette Biggs, Garry D. Peterson, and Line J. Gordon
Publication: One Earth
2021 - Journal Articles

Different regions, with different contexts and values, will follow different sustainability transformation pathways, giving rise to tensions and opportunities as the outcomes of regional pathways interact. To navigate these changes, we need a better understanding of how regional pathways interact to produce outcomes for people and nature.

Advancing a toolkit of diverse futures approaches for global environmental assessments

Laura Pereira, Jan J. Kuiper, Odirilwe Selomane, Ana Paula D. Aguiar, Ghassem R. Asrar, Elena M. Bennett, Reinette Biggs, Katherine Calvin, Steve Hedden, Angel Hsu, Jason Jabbour, Nicholas King, Alexandre C. Köberle, Paul Lucas, Jeanne Nel, Albert V. Nors
Publication: Ecosystems and People
2021 - Journal Articles

Can enough healthy food for all be provided while sustaining the biosphere? What role do different technologies and actors play in achieving this goal? Can globalisation enhance inclusion and respect for bio-cultural diversity? How do abrupt events affect sustainable trajectories of development, and how do we anticipate their adverse impacts? These and other sustainability questions are complex and interconnected, and answering them requires bridging diverse sources of experience and knowledge.

Looking across diverse food system futures: Implications for climate change and the environment

Zurek, M., Hebinck, A. and Selomane, O.
Publication: QOpen
2020 - Journal Articles

Agriculture and food systems are in urgent need of transformation. They currently do not provide the needed food and nutrition security outcomes while having far-reaching environmental and social impacts. Many interrelated challenges obscure how to transform the agri-food system towards environmental, economic, and social sustainability.

Consequences of recreational hunting for biodiversity conservation and livelihoods

E.D. Minin, H.S. Clements, R.A. Correia, G. Cortes-Capano, C. Fink, A. Haukka, A. Hausmann, R. Kulkarni, and C.J.A. Bradshaw
Publication: One Earth
2021 - Journal Articles

We provide an overview of the peer-reviewed literature on recreational hunting of terrestrial birds and mammals between 1953 and 2020.