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Anthropomorphic Factors Influencing Spanish Conservation Policies of Vertebrates



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Martín Forés, Irene and Martín-López, Berta and Montes del Olmo, Carlos (2013) Anthropomorphic Factors Influencing Spanish Conservation Policies of Vertebrates. International Journal of Biodiversity, 2013 . pp. 1-9. ISSN 2314-4157

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National and international reports developed for the International Year of Biodiversity concluded that we have failed to meet the 2010 biodiversity target. There is an urgent need to analyze current policies for biodiversity conservation. We examined the anthropomorphic factors underlying the threatened species listings (both red lists and legal lists) and funding allocation for the conservation of vertebrates in Spain at different organizational levels, from the global to subnational level. Our results reveal a strong effect of anthropomorphic factors on conservation policies, mainly legal listings and species priority setting at national scale. Specifically, we found that those vertebrates that are phylogenetically close to humans or physically similar to human neonates tend to receive more conservation attention. Based on results, we suggest recommendations to improve conservation policies in Spain.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:vertebrates, Spain, conservation
Subjects:Medical sciences > Biology > Ecology
Medical sciences > Biology > Mammals
ID Code:55451
Deposited On:27 May 2019 16:10
Last Modified:27 May 2019 16:10

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