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Fostering Marine Biodiversity Data Sharing for Decision-Making in the Western Indian Ocean Region

Désirée Schwindenhammer, Hauke Kegler, Hauke Reuter, Christopher Muhando, Daudi Msagameno, George Rushingisha, Arthur Tuda, Theuri Mwangi & David Obura
This policy brief informs decision-makers about the benefits of effective marine biodiversity data sharing and proposes measures to encourage and improve sharing among stakeholders. The oceans and coastal areas in Eastern African countries are home to an abundance of marine biodiversity, with immense ecological and socioeconomic value. Stakeholders have varying interests concerning shared ecosystems. Transboundary conservation goals and harmonised coastal management strategies are of great value to sustain ecological services for future generations and to...

Ecosystems and Human Well-Being: A Manual for Assessment Practitioners

Neville Ash, Hernán Blanco, Claire Brown, Keisha Garcia, Thomas Henrichs, Nicolas Lucas, Ciara Raudsepp-Hearne, R. David Simpson, Robert Scholes, Thomas P. Tomich, Bhaskar Vira & Monika Zurek
​This Manual makes the methods of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) and associated sub-global (local and regional) assessments widely accessible. While the MA is the most comprehensive assessment of ecosystems carried out to date, there are other related assessment processes such as Global Environment Outlook, Global International Waters Assessment, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Land Degradation Assessment in Drylands, International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development, and World Water Assessment. Lessons learned...

An ecoregion-based approach to restoring the world’s intact large mammal assemblages

Carly Vynne, Joe Gosling, Calum Maney, Eric Dinerstein, Andy T. L. Lee, Neil Burgess, Néstor Fernández, Sanjiv Fernando, Harshini Jhala, Yadvendradev Jhala, Reed Noss, Michael Proctor, Jan Schipper, José F. González-Maya, Anup Joshi, David Olson, William J. Ripple & Jens-Christian Svenning
Assemblages of large mammal species play a disproportionate role in the structure and composition of natural habitats. Loss of these assemblages destabilizes natural systems, while their recovery can restore ecological integrity. Here we take an ecoregion-based approach to identify landscapes that retain their historically present large mammal assemblages, and map ecoregions where reintroduction of 1–3 species could restore intact assemblages. Intact mammal assemblages occur across more than one-third of the 730 terrestrial ecoregions where large...

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  • United Nations Environment Programme
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  • Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology
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  • German Center for Integrative Biodiversity Research
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  • Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association
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  • Coastal Oceans Research and Development in the Indian Ocean
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  • Florida Institute for Conservation Science
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