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Notable conservation writing by ICFC supporters
Publications by ICFC personnel
Canney, S.M. (2021) Making Space for Nature: Elephant Conservation in Mali as a Case Study. In: Sustainability, Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development, 63:2, 4-15, DOI: 10.1080/00139157.2021.1871292
International Conservation Fund of Canada. (2020) Tropical nature needs us: An expanded role for Canada in stemming global biodiversity loss. Chester, Nova Scotia: ICFC. 33 p.
journal editorial related to the above report: Hobson, K. A., and S. Wilson. 2020. The avian conservation crisis, Canada’s international record, and the need for a new path forward. Avian Conservation and Ecology 15(2):22.
International Conservation Fund of Canada. (2020) Canada's Role in International Climate Finance. 12 pages.
Canney, S. (2020) Action research creates a shared future for elephants and humans. Research Outreach. 62-65. 10.32907/RO-113-6265.
Zimmerman, B., Schwartzman, S., Jerozolimski, A., Esllei, J., Santini, E., Hugh, S., (2020) Large Scale Forest Conservation With an Indigenous People in the Highly Threatened Southeastern Amazon of Brazil: The Kayapo. In: Goldstein, M.I., DellaSala, D.A. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of the World's Biomes, vol. 3. Elsevier, pp. 27–34. ISBN: 9780128160961
Publications related to ICFC projects (by non-ICFC personnel)
Shrestha, S. et al. (2021) Distribution and habitat attributes associated with the Himalayan red panda in the westernmost distribution range. Ecology and Evolution. 2021;00:1–12. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.7297
Janzen, D.H. & Hallwachs, W. (2020) Área de Conservación Guanacaste, northwestern Costa Rica: Converting a tropical national park to conservation via biodevelopment. Biotropica. 2020: 00:1–13. DOI: 10.1111/btp.12755
Whitworth, A. (2020) Mangrove forest restoration boosts Costa Rica communities (commentary). Mongabay, July 24, 2020
Reid, A.E.A., Haissoune, A. & Ferber, P. (2019) The status of coral reefs and seagrass meadows in the Kep Archipelago, Cambodia. Cambodian Journal of Natural History, 2019, 24–39.
Key publications on international conservation
Biodiversity loss/ecosystem services/priorities
Dinerstein, E. et al. (2020) A “Global Safety Net” to reverse biodiversity loss and stabilize Earth’s climate. Sci. Adv. 6, eabb2824.
IPBES (2019) Summary for policymakers of the global assessment report on biodiversity and ecosystem services of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. IPBES secretariat, Bonn, Germany. 56 pages.
Pimm, S.L., Jenkins, C.N., & Li, B.V. (2018) How to protect half of Earth to ensure it protects sufficient biodiversity. Sci. Adv. 4, eaat2616 .
Bar-On, Y.M., Phillips, R. & Milo, R. (2018) The biomass distribution on Earth. PNAS115 (25) 6506-6511; DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1711842115
Conservation finance and economics
Dasgupta, P. (2021) The Economics of Biodiversity: The Dasgupta Review. Abridged Version. (London: HM Treasury).
Deutz, A. et al. (2020) Financing Nature: Closing the global biodiversity financing gap. The Paulson Institute, The Nature Conservancy, and the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability.
Nature-based climate solutions
Seddon, N. et al. (2021) Getting the message right on nature-based solutions to climate change. Glob Change Biol. 2021;00:1–29.
Griscom B.W. et al. (2020) National mitigation potential from natural climate solutions in the tropics. Phil.Trans. R. Soc. B 375: 20190126.
Griscom, B.W. et al. (2017) Natural climate solutions. PNAS 114(44):11645–11650.
Pandemics and conservation
Nowak, P.R. et al. (2020) Ecology and economics for pandemic prevention. Science 369 (6502), 379-381. DOI: 10.1126/science.abc3189
A convincing body of evidence shows that as it is presently codified, sustainable forest-management (SFM) logging implemented at an industrial scale guarantees commercial and biological depletion of high-value timber species within three harvests in all three major tropical forest regions. The minimum technical standards necessary for approaching ecological sustainability directly contravene the prospects for financial profitability. Therefore, industrial-scale SFM is likely to lead to the degradation and devaluation of primary tropical forests as surely as widespread conventional unmanaged logging does today. Recent studies also show that logging in the tropics, even using SFM techniques, releases significant carbon dioxide and that carbon stocks once stored in logged timber and slash takes decades to rebuild. These results beg for a reevaluation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change proposals to apply a Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation subsidy for the widespread implementation of SFM logging in tropical forests. However, encouraging models of the successful sustainable management of tropical forests for timber and nontimber products exist at local-community scales.
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