Journal article

Spatial conservation action planning in heterogeneous landscapes

Jim Thomson, Tracey J Regan, Tracey Hollings, Nevil Amos, William L Geary, David Parkes, Cindy E Hauser, Matthew White

BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

A key challenge in conservation is the efficient allocation of limited resources to maximise benefits for biodiversity. Decision-support tools that account for landscape heterogeneity are needed to identify spatially-explicit actions that will achieve the greatest biodiversity benefits with available resources. We developed a raster-based, landscape-scale, spatial conservation action planning tool (SCAP) that offers significant advances for prioritising local and regional scale conservation actions in heterogenous landscapes. The SCAP tool was developed for the state of Victoria, Australia, to integrate heterogeneity of landscapes, species distributions, threats, and management costs and ben..

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