Protected areas are helping save our favourite animals – but let’s not forget the others

Republished from the Conversation for posterity, you can find the original HERE Protected areas, like national parks and wildlife refuges, are the cornerstones of global conservation efforts. So making sure they achieve their mission is fundamental to our goal of halting biodiversity declines. Unfortunately, how well protected areas maintain their biodiversity remains poorly understood. While…

New Paper: Wildlife trends in protected areas predicted by national socio-economic metrics & body size

Our paper, out today in the journal Nature Communications investigated what delivers success for wildlife in protected areas.National Parks are the cornerstone of most country’s conservation efforts, so it’s essential they work to conserve nature. To make sure that parks achieve their conservation mission, we investigated what made them tick, what conditions resulted in improved…

A bird is the hand is worth how many in the bush?

Protected areas underpin many global conservation efforts, but do they work? Despite significant investment in protected area networks, it is often unclear whether national parks and other protected areas are effective in maintaining their biodiversity values. Long-term monitoring data are critical for determining whether protected areas are able to achieve their objectives. The problem is…