Assessing the effectiveness of a national protected area network for carnivore conservation

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dc.contributor.author Terraube, J.
dc.contributor.author Van Doninck, J.
dc.contributor.author Helle, P.
dc.contributor.author Cabeza, M.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-10-16T10:21:04Z
dc.date.available 2020-10-16T10:21:04Z
dc.date.issued 2020-06-11
dc.identifier.citation Terraube , J , Van Doninck , J , Helle , P & Cabeza , M 2020 , ' Assessing the effectiveness of a national protected area network for carnivore conservation ' , Nature Communications , vol. 11 , no. 1 , 2957 . https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-16792-7
dc.identifier.other PURE: 149245064
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: fa01e272-f85e-4637-a34d-74d9e154a9e5
dc.identifier.other WOS: 000542765800001
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0002-7410-7631/work/82129145
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0002-7060-3988/work/82132915
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/320388
dc.description.abstract Protected areas (PAs) are essential to prevent further biodiversity loss yet their effectiveness varies largely with governance and external threats. Although methodological advances have permitted assessments of PA effectiveness in mitigating deforestation, we still lack similar studies for the impact of PAs on wildlife populations. Here we use an innovative combination of matching methods and hurdle-mixed models with a large-scale and long-term dataset for Finland's large carnivore species. We show that the national PA network does not support higher densities than non-protected habitat for 3 of the 4 species investigated. For some species, PA effects interact with region or time, i.e., wolverine densities decreased inside PAs over the study period and lynx densities increased inside eastern PAs. We support the application of matching methods in combination of additional analytical frameworks for deeper understanding of conservation impacts on wildlife populations. These methodological advances are crucial for preparing ambitious PA targets post-2020. Assessing the effectiveness of protected areas for wildlife conservation is challenging. Here, Terraube et al. combine statistical matching and hurdle mixed-effects models to show that PAs have limited impact on population densities of large carnivores across Finland. en
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dc.language.iso eng
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dc.subject POPULATION
dc.subject AVAILABILITY
dc.subject GOVERNANCE
dc.subject SELECTION
dc.subject REINDEER
dc.subject FINLAND
dc.subject TRACKS
dc.subject LYNX
dc.subject LAND
dc.subject DIET
dc.subject 1172 Environmental sciences
dc.title Assessing the effectiveness of a national protected area network for carnivore conservation en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS)
dc.contributor.organization Global Change and Conservation Lab
dc.contributor.organization Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
dc.contributor.organization Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-16792-7
dc.relation.issn 2041-1723
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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