A horizon scan of global conservation issues for 2013
This paper presents the findings of our fourth annual horizon-scanning exercise, which aims to identify topics that increasingly may affect conservation of biological diversity. The 15 issues were identified via an iterative, transferable process by a team of professional horizon scanners, researchers, practitioners, and a journalist. The 15 topics include the commercial use of antimicrobial peptides, thorium-fuelled nuclear power, and undersea oil production.
Authors: Sutherland, William J., Bardsley, Sarah, Clout, Mick, Depledge, Michael H., Dicks, Lynn V., Fellman, Liz, Fleishman, Erica, Gibbons, David W., Keim, Brandon, Lickorish, Fiona, Margerison, Ceri, Monk, Kathryn A., Norris, Kenneth, Peck, Lloyd S., Prior, Stephanie V., Scharlemann, Jörn P.W., Spalding, Mark D., Watkinson, Andrew R.