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dc.contributor.authorTickner, David
dc.contributor.authorOpperman, Jeffrey J
dc.contributor.authorAbell, Robin
dc.contributor.authorAcreman, Mike
dc.contributor.authorArthington, Angela H
dc.contributor.authorBunn, Stuart E
dc.contributor.authorCooke, Steven J
dc.contributor.authorDalton, James
dc.contributor.authorDarwall, Will
dc.contributor.authorEdwards, Gavin
dc.contributor.authorHarrison, Ian
dc.contributor.authorHughes, Kathy
dc.contributor.authorJones, Tim
dc.contributor.authorLeclere, David
dc.contributor.authorLynch, Abigail J
dc.contributor.authorLeonard, Philip
dc.contributor.authorMcClain, Michael E
dc.contributor.authorMuruven, Dean
dc.contributor.authorOlden, Julian D
dc.contributor.authorOrmerod, Steve J
dc.contributor.authorRobinson, James
dc.contributor.authorTharme, Rebecca E
dc.contributor.authorThieme, Michele
dc.contributor.authorTockner, Klement
dc.contributor.authorWright, Mark
dc.contributor.authorYoung, Lucy
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-04T05:53:27Z
dc.date.available2020-08-04T05:53:27Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.issn0006-3568
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/biosci/biaa002
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/396168
dc.description.abstractDespite their limited spatial extent, freshwater ecosystems host remarkable biodiversity, including one-third of all vertebrate species. This biodiversity is declining dramatically: Globally, wetlands are vanishing three times faster than forests, and freshwater vertebrate populations have fallen more than twice as steeply as terrestrial or marine populations. Threats to freshwater biodiversity are well documented but coordinated action to reverse the decline is lacking. We present an Emergency Recovery Plan to bend the curve of freshwater biodiversity loss. Priority actions include accelerating implementation of environmental flows; improving water quality; protecting and restoring critical habitats; managing the exploitation of freshwater ecosystem resources, especially species and riverine aggregates; preventing and controlling nonnative species invasions; and safeguarding and restoring river connectivity. We recommend adjustments to targets and indicators for the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Sustainable Development Goals and roles for national and international state and nonstate actors.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherOxford University Press
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom330
dc.relation.ispartofpageto342
dc.relation.ispartofissue4
dc.relation.ispartofjournalBioScience
dc.relation.ispartofvolume70
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBiological sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode41
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode31
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technology
dc.subject.keywordsLife Sciences & Biomedicine
dc.subject.keywordsBiology
dc.subject.keywordsLife Sciences & Biomedicine - Other Topics
dc.subject.keywordsriver restoration
dc.titleBending the Curve of Global Freshwater Biodiversity Loss: An Emergency Recovery Plan
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationTickner, D; Opperman, JJ; Abell, R; Acreman, M; Arthington, AH; Bunn, SE; Cooke, SJ; Dalton, J; Darwall, W; Edwards, G; Harrison, I; Hughes, K; Jones, T; Tharme, RE; et al., Bending the Curve of Global Freshwater Biodiversity Loss: An Emergency Recovery Plan, BioScience, 2020, 70 (4), pp. 330-342
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
dc.date.updated2020-08-04T05:49:06Z
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gro.rights.copyright© The Author(s) 2020. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the American Institute of Biological Sciences. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/ by-nc/4.0/), which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. For commercial re-use, please contact journals.permissions@oup.com doi:10.1093/biosci/biaa002
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gro.griffith.authorBunn, Stuart E.
gro.griffith.authorArthington, Angela H.
gro.griffith.authorTharme, Rebecca E.


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