Top trends conservationists should be paying attention to — but aren’t

December 28, 2015 — Artificial intelligence, testosterone and ship tracking technology probably aren’t on many conservation organizations’ “Top 20 things to think about” lists right now. But they should be, suggests a new report in the scientific journal Trends in Ecology & Evolution. “A Horizon Scan of Global Conservation Issues for 2016,” authored by University of Cambridge conservation biologist William Sutherland and 23 other researchers, practitioners, professional horizon scanners and journalists, offers a list of 15 emerging trends and developments that are not well known but could have big implications — positive, negative or both — for biodiversity on a global scale. To come up with the list, team members racked their own brains, monitored social media and consulted more than 400 other individuals to come up with a list…


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