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Key resources on the Alliance for Zero Extinction and AZE sites:

AZE and Aichi Biodiversity Targets

Prevent perverse outcomes from global protected area policy

Barnes, M.D., Glew, L., Wyborn, C. and I.D. Craigie. Nature Ecology & Evolution. Volume 2, pages 759–762 (2018)

Opportunities and costs for preventing vertebrate extinctions

Conde, Dalia A. et al. Current Biology. Volume 25, Issue 6 , R219 - R221

Meeting the Aichi targets: Pushing for zero extinction conservation.

Funk, S.M., Conde, D., Lamoreux, J. et al. Ambio (2017) 46: 443

Shortfalls and Solutions for Meeting National and Global Conservation Area Targets

Butchart et al. Conservation Letters. Volume 8, Issue 5. 03 February 2015

Protecting Important Sites for Biodiversity Contributes to Meeting Global Conservation Targets

Butchart SHM, Scharlemann JPW, Evans MI, Quader S, Aricò S, Arinaitwe J, et al. (2012) PLoS ONE 7(3): e32529

Monitoring Protected Area Coverage and Impact on Key Biodiversity Areas, Important Bird Areas and Alliance for Zero Extinction Sites

211. S. H. M. Butchart, T. M. Brooks, J. P. W. Scharlemann and M. A. K. Mwangi IN Protected Areas: Are They Safeguarding Biodiversity? Lucas N. Joppa, Jonathan E. M. Bailie, John G. Robinson. John Wiley & Sons, 2016. 288 pages

AZE and Conservation

Ecological criteria to identify areas for biodiversity conservation

Asaad, I., Lundquist, C.J., Erdmann, M.V., and M.J.Costello. Biological Conservation, Volume 213, Part B, September 2017, Pages 309-316

Conserving Critical Sites for Biodiversity Provides Disproportionate Benefits to People

Larsen FW, Turner WR, Brooks TM (2012). PLoS ONE 7(5): e36971. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0036971

Assessing the Cost of Global Biodiversity and Conservation Knowledge

Juffe-Bignoli, D. et al. PLoS One. 2016; 11(8): e0160640.b

Why we should aim for zero extinction

Parr et al. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 2009. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2009.01.001

Global forecasts of urban expansion to 2030 and direct impacts on biodiversity and carbon pools

Karen C. Seto, Burak Güneralp, and Lucy R. Hutyra. PNAS October 2, 2012. 109 (40) 16083-16088; https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1211658109

A Global Mitigation Hierarchy for Nature Conservation

Arlidge et al. BioScience, Volume 68, Issue 5, 1 May 2018, Pages 336–347

Global marine protected areas to prevent extinctions

Davidson, LNK and NK Dulvy. Nature ecology & evolution. Volume 1, Article number: 0040 (2017).

Monitoring Protected Area Coverage and Impact on Key Biodiversity Areas, Important Bird Areas and Alliance for Zero Extinction Sites

211. S. H. M. Butchart, T. M. Brooks, J. P. W. Scharlemann and M. A. K. Mwangi IN Protected Areas: Are They Safeguarding Biodiversity? Lucas N. Joppa, Jonathan E. M. Bailie, John G. Robinson. John Wiley & Sons, 2016. 288 pages

Pinpointing and preventing imminent extinctions

Ricketts et al. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Dec 2005, 102 (51) 18497-18501; DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0509060102

Regional and individual AZE site analyses

Amphibian alliance for zero extinction sites in Chiapas and Oaxaca.

Lamoreux, J. F., M. W. McKnight, and R. Cabrera Hernandez. International Union for Conservation of Nature xxiv 320 (2015)

Prioritizing freshwater fish conservation in Western Ghats Hotspot: Alliance

Molur, S and R. Raghavan. In book: Asia Protected Planet Report 2014, Publisher: UNEP-WCMC, Cambridge, UK, Editors: D. Juffe Bignoli, S. Bhatt, S. Park, S. Eassom, E.M.S. Belle, R. Murti, C. Buyck, A. Raza-Rizvi, M. Rao, E. Lewis, B. MacSharry, N. Kingston

Developing Local Wisdom to Integrate Etnobiology and Biodiversity Conservation in Mount Ungaran, Central Java Indonesia

M Rahayuningsih, NR Utami, AM Tsabit International Journal of Environmental and Ecological Engineering. Vol: 4, No:9, 2017

Vulnerability of cloud forest reserves in Mexico to climate change

Ponce-Reyes, R. et al. Nature Climate Change volume 2, pages 448–452 (2012

Be a force for zero extinction

Policy Makers

Include AZE sites within your national government conservation strategies

Government resources

Research Scientists

Help conservation efforts through submitting site updates and nomination

Science resources

Conservation organizations

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Conservation resources

Individual contributors

Give your support to individual AZE partner organizations around the world

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