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dc.contributor.authorHermoso, Virgilio
dc.contributor.authorClavero Pineda, Miguel
dc.contributor.authorVillero Pi, Daniel
dc.contributor.authorBrotons, Lluís
dc.description.abstractThe European Union (EU) has made significant conservation efforts in the last two decades, guided by the Birds and Habitats Directives, currently under evaluation. Despite these efforts a large proportion of priority species are still in unfavorable condition and continue declining. For this reason, a thoughtful review of the implementation of conservation efforts in Europe is needed to identify potential causes behind this poor effectiveness. We compiled information on the distribution of all conservation funds under the LIFE‐Nature, the main financial tool for conservation in Europe. We found that LIFE‐Nature has not adequately covered continental conservation needs. The majority of funds have been directed toward nonthreatened species or regions of low conservation priority. Given the limited resources available, two key aspects are in urgent need for revision and improvement. First, the distribution of funds should be guided by continental and global conservation needs and planned at the EU scale. Second, new mechanisms are required to set conservation priorities in a dynamic fashion, rather than relying on fixed lists (i.e., the Directives’ Annexes) that may rapidly become outdated. These improvements would require new mechanisms to set priorities and redistribution of conservation efforts, supported by adequate policy and a more effective top‐down control on investment.ca_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipV.H. and M.C. were supported by two Ramón y Cajal contracts funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (RYC‐2013‐13979 and RYC‐2010‐06431, respectivey).ca_ES
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dc.relation.ispartofConservation Letters, 2017, vol. 10, núm. 2, p. 231-237ca_ES
dc.rightscc-by (c) Hermoso, Virgilio et al., 2016ca_ES
dc.subjectBirds Directiveca_ES
dc.subjectConservation investmentca_ES
dc.subjectConservation policyca_ES
dc.subjectHabitats Directiveca_ES
dc.titleEU's conservation efforts need more strategic investment to meet continental commitmentsca_ES

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