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Objective 1 - Resources


Protected Area Literature

Habitat loss and population declines

GELDMANN, J., BARNES, M., COAD, L., CRAIGIE, I. D., HOCKINGS, M. & BURGESS, N. D. 2013. Effectiveness of terrestrial protected areas in reducing habitat loss and population declines. Biological Conservation, 161, 230-238.

Biodiversity and habitat loss

GELDMANN, J., BARNES, M., BURGESS, N., CRAIGIE, I. D., COAD, L., & HOCKINGS, M.  2013. Effectiveness of terrestrial protected areas in reducing biodiversity and habitat loss. Collaboration for Environmental Evidence Review, 10-007.

Large mammals

CRAIGIE, I. D., BAILLIE, J. E., BALMFORD, A., CARBONE, C., COLLEN, B., GREEN, R. E. & HUTTON, J. M. 2010. Large mammal population declines in Africa’s protected areas. Biological Conservation, 143, 2221-2228.

Tropical forests

LAURANCE, W. F., USECHE, D. C., RENDEIRO, J., KALKA, M., BRADSHAW, C. J., SLOAN, S. P., LAURANCE, S. G., CAMPBELL, M., ABERNETHY, K. & ALVAREZ, P. 2012. Averting biodiversity collapse in tropical forest protected areas. Nature, 489, 290-294.

Threatened species recovery

TAYLOR, M. F., SATTLER, P. S., EVANS, M., FULLER, R. A., WATSON, J. E. & POSSINGHAM, H. P. 2011. What works for threatened species recovery? An empirical evaluation for Australia. Biodiversity and Conservation, 20, 767-777.

African great ape

TRANQUILLI, S., ABEDILARTEY, M., AMSINI, F., ARRANZ, L., ASAMOAH, A., BABAFEMI, O., BARAKABUYE, N., CAMPBELL, G., CHANCELLOR, R. & DAVENPORT, T. R. 2012. Lack of conservation effort rapidly increases African great ape extinction risk. Conservation Letters, 5, 48-55.

Objective 2 - Resources


KBA Literature*

Science-policy interface

BROOKS, T. M. & MATIKU, P. 2011. The science-policy interface for safeguarding key biodiversity areas. Animal Conservation, 14, 111-113.


EDGAR, G. J. & BROOKS, T. M. 2011. Testing absolute and percentage thresholds in the identification of key biodiversity areas. Animal Conservation, 14, 12-13.


BROOKS, T. M., DE SILVA, N., DUYA, M. V., FOSTER, M., KNOX, D., LANGHAMMER, P., MARTHY, W. R. & TABARANZA, B., JR. 2008. Delineating Key Biodiversity Areas as targets for protecting areas, Cambridge University Press. Chapter in: 

SODHI, N. S., ACCIAIOLI, G., ERB, M. & TAN, A. K.-J. 2008. Biodiversity and human livelihoods in protected areas: case studies from the Malay Archipelago, Cambridge University Press.


KNIGHT, A. T., SMITH, R. J., COWLING, R. M., DESMET, P. G., FAITH, D. P., FERRIER, S., GELDERBLOM, C. M., GRANTHAM, H., LOMBARD, A. T., MAZE, K., NEL, J. L., PARRISH, J. D., PENCE, G. Q. K., POSSINGHAM, H. P., REYERS, B., ROUGET, M., ROUX, D. & WILSON, K. A. 2007. Improving the key biodiversity areas approach for effective conservation planning. BioScience, 57, 256-261.


EDGAR, G. J., LANGHAMMER, P. F., ALLEN, G., BROOKS, T. M., BRODIE, J., CROSSE, W., DE SILVA, N., FISHPOOL, L. D. C., FOSTER, M. N., KNOX, D. H., MCCOSKER, J. E., MCMANUS, R., MILLAR, A. J. K. & MUGO, R. 2008b. Key biodiversity areas as globally significant target sites for the conservation of marine biological diversity. Aquatic Conservation-Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 18, 969-983.


HOLLAND, R. A., DARWALL, W. R. T. & SMITH, K. G. 2012. Conservation priorities for freshwater biodiversity: The Key Biodiversity Area approach refined and tested for continental Africa. Biological Conservation, 148, 167-179.


GASCON, C. 2007. Amphibian conservation action plan: proceedings IUCN/SSC Amphibian Conservation Summit 2005, IUCN.


BASS, D., ANDERSON, P. & DE SILVA, N. 2011. Applying thresholds to identify key biodiversity areas for marine turtles in Melanesia. Animal Conservation, 14, 1-11.


BENNUN, L., BAKARR, M., EKEN, G. & DA FONSECA, G. A. 2007. Clarifying the key biodiversity areas approach. BioScience, 57, 645-645.


FOSTER, M., BROOKS, T., CUTTELOD, A., DE SILVA, N., FISHPOOL, L., RADFORD, E. & WOODLEY, S. 2012. The identification of sites of biodiversity conservation significance: progress with the application of a global standard. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 4, 2733-2744.


FOSTER, M. N., MITTERMEIER, R. A., BADMAN, T., BESANCON, C., BOMHARD, B., BROOKS, T. M., DE SILVA, N., FISHPOOL, L., PARR, M., RADFORD, E. & TURNER, W. 2010. Synergies between World Heritage Sites and Key Biodiversity Areas. World Heritage, 56, 4-7.


LANGHAMMER, P. F., BAKARR, M.I., BENNUN, L.A., BROOKS, T.M., CLAY, R.P., DARWALL, W., DE SILVA, N., EDGAR, G.J.,, EKEN, G., FISHPOOL, L.D.C., FONSECA, G.A.B. DA, FOSTER, M.N., KNOX, D.H., MATIKU, P., RADFORD, E.A., & RODRIGUES, A. S. L., SALAMAN, P., SECHREST, W., AND TORDOFF, A.W. 2007. Identification and gap analysis of key biodiversity areas: targets for comprehensive protected area systems, Gland, Switzerland: IUCN.

 *Important Bird Areas/Important Plant Areas identified in over 170 countries (see LANGHAMMER et. al. 2007).

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