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Title: Removing the abyss between conservation science and policy decisions in Brazil
Authors: Azevedo-Santos, Valter Monteiro de
Fearnside, Philip Martin
Oliveira, Caroline S.
Padial, André Andrian
Pelicice, Fernando Mayer
Lima-Junior, D. P.
Simberloff, Daniel S.
Lovejoy, Thomas E.
Magalhães, André Lincoln Barroso de
Orsi, M. L.
Agostinho, A. A.
Esteves, Franscisco de Assis
dos Santos Pompeu, Paulo
Laurance, William F.
Petrere, Miguel
Mormul, Roger Paulo
Simões Vitule, Jean Ricardo
Keywords: Biodiversity
Conservation Management
Decision Making
Ecosystem Management
Environmental Impact
Environmental Legislation
Governance Approach
Natural Capital
Neotropical Region
Policy Approach
Issue Date: 2017
metadata.dc.publisher.journal: Biodiversity and Conservation
metadata.dc.relation.ispartof: Volume 26, Número 7, Pags. 1745-1752
Abstract: The executive and legislative branches of Brazilian government have either proposed or taken a variety of initiatives that threaten biodiversity and ecosystems. Opposition by the scientific community has largely been ignored by decision-makers. In this short essay, we present recent examples of harmful policies that have great potential to erode biodiversity, and we suggest ways to communicate scientific knowledge to decision- makers. If the current gap between conservation science and policies is not filled, the country will threaten the maintenance of its natural capital and, consequently, the sustainability of essential societal activities in the long term. © 2017, Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1007/s10531-017-1316-x
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