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Determining the location of protected areas in France: Does “scientific interest” matter?
Pierre Chassé, Cécile Blatrix, Nathalie Frascaria-Lacoste

  • Scientific interest is necessary but insufficient when determining protected areas.

  • French procedures for creating protected areas show various land-use conflicts.

  • A clear understanding of implementation decisions is necessary to reach conservation goals.

  • Local authorities can constitute a proxy to seize conservation opportunities.

  • Social sciences and interdisciplinary research are necessary for resolving conservation issues.

Open access
Available online 1 May 2021
Climate and land-use changes coupled with low coverage of protected areas threaten palm species in South Brazilian grasslands
Licet Fernanda Calambás-Trochez, Santiago José Elías Velazco, Pablo Melo Hoffmann, Elivelton Marcos Gurski, Fernanda Thiesen Brum, Marcos Bergmann Carlucci

  • The palm species of the South Brazilian grasslands are at risk.

  • In this region, climate and land-use changes increase threats to palm species.

  • The synergistic effects of these threats increase the risk of extinction of species.

  • With no future dispersal, palm species are likely to face a drastic range reduction.

  • Current protected areas in the region are not sufficient to protect palm species.

Open access
Available online 25 April 2021
Estimating occupancy and detection probability of the Amazonian manatee (Trichechus inunguis), in Central Amazon, Brazil
Diogo Alexandre de Souza, André Luis Sousa Gonçalves, Eduardo Matheus von Muhlen, Vera Maria Ferreira da Silva

  • Direct/indirect sample methods combined gave best occupancy/detection estimates.

  • Detection probability was high and positively related with macrophyte coverage.

  • Final occupancy estimate can be baseline to Purus River long-term monitoring studies.

  • Hierarchical model potential to know aquatic mammals distribution.

  • Our data support the selection of priority areas for the species’ conservation.

Open access
Available online 20 April 2021
Expected impacts of climate change on tree ferns distribution and diversity patterns in subtropical Atlantic Forest
André Luís de Gasper, Guilherme Salgado Grittz, Carlos Henrique Russi, Carlos Eduardo Schwartz, Arthur Vinicius Rodrigues

  • Most tree ferns will lose suitable areas due to climate change.

  • Dicksonia sellowiana Hook. may become more threatened as a result of constraints in its distribution.

  • In all scenarios, subtropical tree ferns assemblages in the Atlantic Forest will become less rich.

  • Neglecting the uncertainties arising from the choice of global circulation models can lead to inaccurate conclusions.

Open access
Available online 17 April 2021
Free-roaming domestic cats near conservation areas in Chile: Spatial movements, human care and risks for wildlife
María José López-Jara, Irene Sacristán, Ariel A. Farías, Francisca Maron-Perez, Francisca Acuña, Emilio Aguilar, Sebastián García, Patricio Contreras, Eduardo A. Silva-Rodríguez, Constanza Napolitano

  • Domestic cats move far away from the household infrequently.

  • Cats often used native forest (12% of fixes), overlapping with guignas (L. guigna).

  • House proximity to forest edge (>200 m) strongly predicts the use of forest by cats.

  • Land subdivision, low human care and lack of control can exacerbate cats' impacts.

Open access
Available online 17 April 2021
Combining DNA and people power for healthy rivers: Implementing the STREAM community-based approach for global freshwater monitoring
C.V. Robinson, D.J. Baird, M.T.G. Wright, T.M. Porter, K. Hartwig, E. Hendriks, L. Maclean, R. Mallinson, W.A. Monk, C. Paquette, M. Hajibabaei

  • STREAM framework facilitates enhanced DNA data generation.

  • Community-based DNA biomonitoring can address data deficiencies.

  • Environmental stewardship and Indigenous partnership are valuable for biomonitoring.

Open access
Available online 16 April 2021
EcoLand: A multiscale niche modelling framework to improve predictions on biodiversity and conservation
Thadeu Sobral-Souza, Jessie Pereira Santos, Maria Eduarda Maldaner, Matheus S. Lima-Ribeiro, Milton Cézar Ribeiro

  • Urge for combining local and broad scales to evaluate human impact on biodiversity.

  • A new niche modelling framework predicting the species richness at different scales.

  • Climate and landscape metrics joint uncover the land-use effect on species richness.

  • Landscape modification as the main driver of Atlantic butterfly richness decrease.

  • A guide for conservation actions based on predicted species richness combinations.

Open access
Available online 15 April 2021
Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation

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