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Trends Ecol Evol. 2011 Jan;26(1):10-6. doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2010.11.002. Epub 2010 Dec 2.

Horizon scan of global conservation issues for 2011.

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  • 1Conservation Science Group, Department of Zoology, Cambridge University, Downing Street, Cambridge CB23EJ, UK. w.sutherland@zoo.cam.ac.uk

Abstract

This review describes outcomes of a 2010 horizon-scanning exercise building upon the first exercise conducted in 2009. The aim of both horizon scans was to identify emerging issues that could have substantial impacts on the conservation of biological diversity, and to do so sufficiently early to encourage policy-relevant, practical research on those issues. Our group included professional horizon scanners and researchers affiliated with universities and non- and inter-governmental organizations, including specialists on topics such as invasive species, wildlife diseases and coral reefs. We identified 15 nascent issues, including new greenhouse gases, genetic techniques to eradicate mosquitoes, milk consumption in Asia and societal pessimism.

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