A horizon scan of global conservation issues for 2014
This paper presents the output of our fifth annual horizon-scanning exercise, which aims to identify topics that increasingly may affect conservation of biological diversity, but have yet to be widely considered. A team of professional horizon scanners, researchers, practitioners, and a journalist identified 15 topics which were identified via an iterative, Delphi-like process. The 15 topics include a carbon market induced financial crash, rapid geographic expansion of macroalgal cultivation, genetic control of invasive species, probiotic therapy for amphibians, and an emerging snake fungal disease.
Authors: Sutherland, William J., Aveling, Rosalind, Brooks, Thomas M., Clout, Mick, Dicks, Lynn V., Fellman, Liz, Fleishman, Erica, Gibbons, David W., Keim, Brandon, Lickorish, Fiona, Monk, Kathryn A., Mortimer, Diana, Peck, Lloyd S., Pretty, Jules, Rockström, Johan, Rodríguez, Jon Paul, Smith, Rebecca K., Spalding, Mark D., Tonneijck, Femke H., Watkinson, Andrew R.