An Ecoregion-Based Approach to Protecting Half the Terrestrial Realm. Dinerstein, E.; Olson, D.; Joshi, A.; Vynne, C.; Burgess, N. D.; Wikramanayake, E.; Hahn, N.; Palminteri, S.; Hedao, P.; Noss, R.; Hansen, M.; Locke, H.; Ellis, E. C.; Jones, B.; Barber, C. V.; Hayes, R.; Kormos, C.; Martin, V.; Crist, E.; Sechrest, W.; Price, L.; Baillie, J. E. M.; Weeden, D.; Suckling, K.; Davis, C.; Sizer, N.; Moore, R.; Thau, D.; Birch, T.; Potapov, P.; Turubanova, S.; Tyukavina, A.; de Souza, N.; Pintea, L.; Brito, J. C.; Llewellyn, O. A.; Miller, A. G.; Patzelt, A.; Ghazanfar, S. A.; Timberlake, J.; Klöser, H.; Shennan-Farpón, Y.; Kindt, R.; Lillesø, J. B.; van Breugel, P.; Graudal, L.; Voge, M.; Al-Shammari, K. F.; and Saleem, M.
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We assess progress toward the protection of 50\,% of the terrestrial biosphere to address the species-extinction crisis and conserve a global ecological heritage for future generations. Using a map of Earth's 846 terrestrial ecoregions, we show that 98 ecoregions (12\,%) exceed Half Protected; 313 ecoregions (37\,%) fall short of Half Protected but have sufficient unaltered habitat remaining to reach the target; and 207 ecoregions (24\,%) are in peril, where an average of only 4\,% of natural habitat remains. We propose a Global Deal for Nature – a companion to the Paris Climate Deal – to promote increased habitat protection and restoration, national- and ecoregion-scale conservation strategies, and the empowerment of indigenous peoples to protect their sovereign lands. The goal of such an accord would be to protect half the terrestrial realm by 2050 to halt the extinction crisis while sustaining human livelihoods.
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  title = {An Ecoregion-Based Approach to Protecting Half the Terrestrial Realm},
  author = {Dinerstein, Eric and Olson, David and Joshi, Anup and Vynne, Carly and Burgess, Neil D. and Wikramanayake, Eric and Hahn, Nathan and Palminteri, Suzanne and Hedao, Prashant and Noss, Reed and Hansen, Matt and Locke, Harvey and Ellis, Erle C. and Jones, Benjamin and Barber, Charles V. and Hayes, Randy and Kormos, Cyril and Martin, Vance and Crist, Eileen and Sechrest, Wes and Price, Lori and Baillie, Jonathan E. M. and Weeden, Don and Suckling, Kierán and Davis, Crystal and Sizer, Nigel and Moore, Rebecca and Thau, David and Birch, Tanya and Potapov, Peter and Turubanova, Svetlana and Tyukavina, Alexandra and de Souza, Nadia and Pintea, Lilian and Brito, José C. and Llewellyn, Othman A. and Miller, Anthony G. and Patzelt, Annette and Ghazanfar, Shahina A. and Timberlake, Jonathan and Klöser, Heinz and Shennan-Farpón, Yara and Kindt, Roeland and Lillesø, Jens-Peter B. and van Breugel, Paulo and Graudal, Lars and Voge, Maianna and Al-Shammari, Khalaf F. and Saleem, Muhammad},
  date = {2017-04},
  journaltitle = {BioScience},
  issn = {0006-3568},
  doi = {10.1093/biosci/bix014},
  url = {https://doi.org/10.1093/biosci/bix014},
  abstract = {We assess progress toward the protection of 50\,\% of the terrestrial biosphere to address the species-extinction crisis and conserve a global ecological heritage for future generations. Using a map of Earth's 846 terrestrial ecoregions, we show that 98 ecoregions (12\,\%) exceed Half Protected; 313 ecoregions (37\,\%) fall short of Half Protected but have sufficient unaltered habitat remaining to reach the target; and 207 ecoregions (24\,\%) are in peril, where an average of only 4\,\% of natural habitat remains. We propose a Global Deal for Nature -- a companion to the Paris Climate Deal -- to promote increased habitat protection and restoration, national- and ecoregion-scale conservation strategies, and the empowerment of indigenous peoples to protect their sovereign lands. The goal of such an accord would be to protect half the terrestrial realm by 2050 to halt the extinction crisis while sustaining human livelihoods.},
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