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dc.contributor.authorHermoso Lopez, Virgilio
dc.contributor.authorFilipe, Ana Filipa
dc.contributor.authorSegurado, Pedro
dc.contributor.authorBeja, Pedro
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-11T00:22:48Z
dc.date.available2018-09-11T00:22:48Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.issn03014797en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jenvman.2015.07.023en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/102501
dc.description.abstractFreshwater ecosystems and biodiversity are among the most threatened at global scale, but efforts for their conservation have been mostly peripheral to terrestrial conservation. For example, Natura 2000, the world's largest network of protected areas, fails to cover adequately the distribution of rare and endangered aquatic species, and lacks of appropriate spatial design to make conservation for freshwater biodiversity effective. Here, we develop a framework to identify a complementary set of priority areas and enhance the conservation opportunities of Natura 2000 for freshwater biodiversity, using the Iberian Peninsula as a case study. We use a systematic planning approach to identify a minimum set of additional areas that would help i) adequately represent all freshwater fish, amphibians and aquatic reptiles at three different target levels, ii) account for key ecological processes derived from riverscape connectivity, and iii) minimize the impact of threats, both within protected areas and propagated from upstream unprotected areas. Addressing all these goals would need an increase in area between 7 and 46%, depending on the conservation target used and strength of connectivity required. These new priority areas correspond to subcatchments inhabited by endangered and range restricted species, as well as additional subcatchments required to improve connectivity among existing protected areas and to increase protection against upstream threats. Our study should help guide future revisions of the design of Natura 2000, while providing a framework to address deficiencies in reserve networks for adequately protecting freshwater biodiversity elsewhere.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherAcademic Pressen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom358en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto365en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Environmental Managementen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume161en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEcosystem Functionen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchConservation and Biodiversityen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchFreshwater Ecologyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode050102en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode050202en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode060204en_US
dc.titleFilling gaps in a large reserve network to address freshwater conservation needsen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en_US
dc.description.versionPost-printen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environmenten_US
gro.rights.copyright© 2015 Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Licence (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, providing that the work is properly cited.en_US
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