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Protecting Important Sites for Biodiversity Contributes to Meeting Global Conservation Targets

  • Stuart H. M. Butchart mail,

    stuart.butchart@birdlife.org

    Affiliations: BirdLife International, Cambridge, United Kingdom, United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Jörn P. W. Scharlemann,

    Affiliation: United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Mike I. Evans,

    Affiliation: BirdLife International, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Suhel Quader,

    Affiliation: National Centre for Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bangalore, India

    Current address: Nature Conservation Foundation, Mysore, India

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  • Salvatore Aricò,

    Affiliation: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Paris, France

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  • Julius Arinaitwe,

    Affiliation: BirdLife International Africa Partnership Secretariat, Nairobi, Kenya

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  • Mark Balman,

    Affiliation: BirdLife International, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Leon A. Bennun,

    Affiliation: BirdLife International, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Bastian Bertzky,

    Affiliation: United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Charles Besançon,

    Affiliation: United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Timothy M. Boucher,

    Affiliation: The Nature Conservancy, Arlington, Virginia, United States of America

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  • Thomas M. Brooks,

    Affiliations: NatureServe, Arlington, Virginia, United States of America, World Agroforestry Center, International Center for Research in Agroforestry, University of the Philippines, Los Baños, Philippines, School of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia

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  • Ian J. Burfield,

    Affiliation: BirdLife International, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Neil D. Burgess,

    Affiliations: Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark, Conservation Science Program, World Wildlife Fund, Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America

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  • Simba Chan,

    Affiliation: BirdLife International Asia Regional Office, Tokyo, Japan

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  • Rob P. Clay,

    Affiliation: BirdLife International Americas Secretariat, Quito, Ecuador

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  • Mike J. Crosby,

    Affiliation: BirdLife International, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Nicholas C. Davidson,

    Affiliation: Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, Gland, Switzerland

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  • Naamal De Silva,

    Affiliation: Conservation International, Arlington, Virginia, United States of America

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  • Christian Devenish,

    Affiliation: BirdLife International Americas Secretariat, Quito, Ecuador

    Current address: Division of Biology and Conservation Ecology, School of Science and the Environment, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, United Kingdom

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  • Guy C. L. Dutson,

    Affiliation: Birds Australia, Carlton, Australia

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  • David F. Día z Fernández,

    Affiliation: Aves y Conservación, Quito, Ecuador

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  • Lincoln D. C. Fishpool,

    Affiliation: BirdLife International, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Claire Fitzgerald,

    Affiliation: United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Matt Foster,

    Affiliation: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America

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  • Melanie F. Heath,

    Affiliation: BirdLife International, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Marc Hockings,

    Affiliation: School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

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  • Michael Hoffmann,

    Affiliations: United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre, Cambridge, United Kingdom, Conservation International, Arlington, Virginia, United States of America, Species Survival Commission, International Union for Conservation of Nature, Gland, Switzerland

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  • David Knox,

    Affiliation: The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Frank W. Larsen,

    Affiliation: Conservation International, Arlington, Virginia, United States of America

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  • John F. Lamoreux,

    Affiliation: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America

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  • Colby Loucks,

    Affiliation: Conservation Science Program, World Wildlife Fund, Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America

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  • Ian May,

    Affiliation: BirdLife International, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • James Millett,

    Affiliations: BirdLife International Pacific Partnership Secretariat, Suva, Fiji, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Sandy, United Kingdom

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  • Dominic Molloy,

    Affiliation: Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Sandy, United Kingdom

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  • Paul Morling,

    Affiliation: Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Sandy, United Kingdom

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  • Mike Parr,

    Affiliation: American Bird Conservancy, Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America

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  • Taylor H. Ricketts,

    Affiliation: The Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, United States of America

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  • Nathalie Seddon,

    Affiliation: Department of Zoology, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Benjamin Skolnik,

    Affiliation: American Bird Conservancy, Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America

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  • Simon N. Stuart,

    Affiliations: United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre, Cambridge, United Kingdom, Conservation International, Arlington, Virginia, United States of America, Species Survival Commission, International Union for Conservation of Nature, Gland, Switzerland, Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom, Al Ain Wildlife Park and Resort, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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  • Amy Upgren,

    Affiliation: Conservation International, Arlington, Virginia, United States of America

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  • Stephen Woodley

    Affiliation: Natural Resources Branch, Parks Canada, Hull, Quebec, Canada

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  • Published: March 21, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0032529

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