Open Standards for conservation as a tool for linking research and conservation agendas in complex socio-ecological systems

Mauricio M. Núñez-Regueiro, Lyn C. Branch, Enrique Derlindati, Ignacio Gasparri, Sofia Marinaro, Sofia Nanni, Cristina Núñez Godoy, María Piquer-Rodríguez, José R. Soto, Andrés Tálamo

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Abstract

Disparity between the knowledge produced and knowledge required to address complex environmental challenges, such as biodiversity conservation and climate adaptation, continues to grow. Systems thinking under the Open Standards for Conservation framework can help close this gap by facilitating interdisciplinary engagement, advancing conversations on how environmental systems work, and identifying actions that could be implemented to achieve defined conservation goals. Here, we present a modelling exercise for one of the most endangered forested systems in the world: The Gran Chaco. We focus on unsustainable hunting, a pressing threat to this system. We highlight knowledge gaps that underpin all parts of an adaptive management process from understanding key relationships in social-ecological systems to design and implementation of strategies for Gran Chaco conservation as well as evaluation of outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6-15
Number of pages10
JournalCurrent Opinion in Environmental Sustainability
Volume44
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2020
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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