Journal article

Conservation planning with insects at three different spatial scales

Mar Cabeza, Anni Arponen, Laura Jaattela, Heini Kujala, Astrid van Teeffelen, Ilkka Hanski

Ecography | WILEY | Published : 2010


Deciding which areas to protect, and where to manage and how, are no easy tasks. Many protected areas were established opportunistically under strong political and economic constraints, which may have resulted in inefficient and ineffective conservation. Systematic conservation planning has helped us move from ad-hoc decisions to a quantitative and transparent decision-making process, identifying conservation priorities that achieve explicit objectives in a cost-efficient manner. Here we use Finnish butterflies to illustrate different modeling approaches to address three different types of situations in conservation planning at three different spatial scales. First, we employ species distrib..

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Funding Acknowledgements

We thank Kimmo Saarinen for providing us with the NAFI data, Johanna Eklund for preparing these data, Otso Ovaskainen for assistance in the parameter estimation of M. diamina, and Kalle Huttunen for preparing the maps. We thank the Nessling foundation, AA thanks the EU FP7 SCALES Project ("Securing the Conservation of biodiversity across Administrative Levels and spatial, temporal and Ecological Scales"; project #226852), and HK thanks LUOVA-Finnish School in Wildlife Biology, Conservation and Management. We would especially like to thank Joaquin Hortal and Nuria Roura Pascual for organizing the symposium at ICE2008, that inspired this work.