by Eric Dinerstein et al.
An Ecoregion-Based Approach to Protecting Half the Terrestrial Realm
A new study published in BioScience today examines a bold new approach to halting the world’s extinction crisis through a strategy to protect 50% of the Earth’s land mass. Many vertebrate species have vanished over the past 5 decades or have become critically endangered and the rate of extinction is accelerating. If habitat conversion continues unabated, key ecosystems could collapse, disrupting the biosphere upon which we all—humans and wildlife—depend.
The full article is available at: https://academic.oup.com/bioscience/article/67/6/534/3102935/
An interactive ecoregion map of the world with protection status by region is available at: http://ecoregions2017.appspot.com
A blog post calling on leaders and advocates to create a Global Deal for Nature and protect half the terrestrial realm by 2050 is available at: http://www.resolv.org/blog/2017/global-deal-for-nature-2