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Making rewilding fit for policy. / Pettorelli, Nathalie; Barlow, Jos; Stephens, Philip A.; Durant, Sarah M.; Connor, Ben; Buehne, Henrike Schulte to; Sandom, Christopher J.; Wentworth, Jonathan; du Toit, Johan T.

In: Journal of Applied Ecology, Vol. 55, No. 3, 05.2018, p. 1114-1125.

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Pettorelli, N, Barlow, J, Stephens, PA, Durant, SM, Connor, B, Buehne, HST, Sandom, CJ, Wentworth, J & du Toit, JT 2018, 'Making rewilding fit for policy', Journal of Applied Ecology, vol. 55, no. 3, pp. 1114-1125. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.13082

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Pettorelli, N., Barlow, J., Stephens, P. A., Durant, S. M., Connor, B., Buehne, H. S. T., Sandom, C. J., Wentworth, J., & du Toit, J. T. (2018). Making rewilding fit for policy. Journal of Applied Ecology, 55(3), 1114-1125. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.13082

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Pettorelli N, Barlow J, Stephens PA, Durant SM, Connor B, Buehne HST et al. Making rewilding fit for policy. Journal of Applied Ecology. 2018 May;55(3):1114-1125. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.13082

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Pettorelli, Nathalie ; Barlow, Jos ; Stephens, Philip A. ; Durant, Sarah M. ; Connor, Ben ; Buehne, Henrike Schulte to ; Sandom, Christopher J. ; Wentworth, Jonathan ; du Toit, Johan T. / Making rewilding fit for policy. In: Journal of Applied Ecology. 2018 ; Vol. 55, No. 3. pp. 1114-1125.

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title = "Making rewilding fit for policy",
abstract = "1. Rewilding, here defined as {"}the reorganisation of biota and ecosystem processes to set an identified social-ecological system on a preferred trajectory, leading to the self-sustaining provision of ecosystem services with minimal ongoing management,{"} is increasingly considered as an environmental management option, with potential for enhancing both biodiversity and ecosystem services.2. Despite burgeoning interest in the concept, there are uncertainties and difficulties associated with the practical implementation of rewilding projects, while the evidence available for facilitating sound decision-making for rewilding initiatives remains elusive.3. We identify five key research areas to inform the implementation of future rewilding initiatives: increased understanding of the links between actions and impacts; improved risk assessment processes, through, for example, better definition and quantification of ecological risks; improved predictions of spatio-temporal variation in potential economic costs and associated benefits; better identification and characterisation of the likely social impacts of a given rewilding project; and facilitated emergence of a comprehensive and practical framework for the monitoring and evaluation of rewilding projects.4. Policy implications. Environmental legislation is commonly based on a {"}compositionalist{"} paradigm itself predicated on the preservation of historical conditions characterised by the presence of particular species assemblages and habitat types. However, global environmental change is driving some ecosystems beyond their limits so that restoration to historical benchmarks or modern likely equivalents may no longer be an option. This means that the current environmental policy context could present barriers to the broad implementation of rewilding projects. To progress the global rewilding agenda, a better appreciation of current policy opportunities and constraints is required. This, together with a clear definition of rewilding and a scientifically robust rationale for its local implementation, is a prerequisite to engage governments in revising legislation where required to facilitate the operationalisation of rewilding.",
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author = "Nathalie Pettorelli and Jos Barlow and Stephens, {Philip A.} and Durant, {Sarah M.} and Ben Connor and Buehne, {Henrike Schulte to} and Sandom, {Christopher J.} and Jonathan Wentworth and {du Toit}, {Johan T.}",
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AU - Pettorelli, Nathalie

AU - Barlow, Jos

AU - Stephens, Philip A.

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AU - Connor, Ben

AU - Buehne, Henrike Schulte to

AU - Sandom, Christopher J.

AU - Wentworth, Jonathan

AU - du Toit, Johan T.

N1 - This is the peer reviewed version of the following article:Pettorelli N, Barlow J, Stephens PA, et al. Making rewilding fit for policy. J Appl Ecol. 2018;55:1114–1125. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.13082 which has been published in final form at https://besjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/1365-2664.13082 This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.

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N2 - 1. Rewilding, here defined as "the reorganisation of biota and ecosystem processes to set an identified social-ecological system on a preferred trajectory, leading to the self-sustaining provision of ecosystem services with minimal ongoing management," is increasingly considered as an environmental management option, with potential for enhancing both biodiversity and ecosystem services.2. Despite burgeoning interest in the concept, there are uncertainties and difficulties associated with the practical implementation of rewilding projects, while the evidence available for facilitating sound decision-making for rewilding initiatives remains elusive.3. We identify five key research areas to inform the implementation of future rewilding initiatives: increased understanding of the links between actions and impacts; improved risk assessment processes, through, for example, better definition and quantification of ecological risks; improved predictions of spatio-temporal variation in potential economic costs and associated benefits; better identification and characterisation of the likely social impacts of a given rewilding project; and facilitated emergence of a comprehensive and practical framework for the monitoring and evaluation of rewilding projects.4. Policy implications. Environmental legislation is commonly based on a "compositionalist" paradigm itself predicated on the preservation of historical conditions characterised by the presence of particular species assemblages and habitat types. However, global environmental change is driving some ecosystems beyond their limits so that restoration to historical benchmarks or modern likely equivalents may no longer be an option. This means that the current environmental policy context could present barriers to the broad implementation of rewilding projects. To progress the global rewilding agenda, a better appreciation of current policy opportunities and constraints is required. This, together with a clear definition of rewilding and a scientifically robust rationale for its local implementation, is a prerequisite to engage governments in revising legislation where required to facilitate the operationalisation of rewilding.

AB - 1. Rewilding, here defined as "the reorganisation of biota and ecosystem processes to set an identified social-ecological system on a preferred trajectory, leading to the self-sustaining provision of ecosystem services with minimal ongoing management," is increasingly considered as an environmental management option, with potential for enhancing both biodiversity and ecosystem services.2. Despite burgeoning interest in the concept, there are uncertainties and difficulties associated with the practical implementation of rewilding projects, while the evidence available for facilitating sound decision-making for rewilding initiatives remains elusive.3. We identify five key research areas to inform the implementation of future rewilding initiatives: increased understanding of the links between actions and impacts; improved risk assessment processes, through, for example, better definition and quantification of ecological risks; improved predictions of spatio-temporal variation in potential economic costs and associated benefits; better identification and characterisation of the likely social impacts of a given rewilding project; and facilitated emergence of a comprehensive and practical framework for the monitoring and evaluation of rewilding projects.4. Policy implications. Environmental legislation is commonly based on a "compositionalist" paradigm itself predicated on the preservation of historical conditions characterised by the presence of particular species assemblages and habitat types. However, global environmental change is driving some ecosystems beyond their limits so that restoration to historical benchmarks or modern likely equivalents may no longer be an option. This means that the current environmental policy context could present barriers to the broad implementation of rewilding projects. To progress the global rewilding agenda, a better appreciation of current policy opportunities and constraints is required. This, together with a clear definition of rewilding and a scientifically robust rationale for its local implementation, is a prerequisite to engage governments in revising legislation where required to facilitate the operationalisation of rewilding.

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KW - ecosystem services

KW - environmental legislation

KW - environmental policy

KW - monitoring and evaluation

KW - restoration

KW - rewildling

KW - wildlife management

KW - ECOSYSTEM SERVICES

KW - RESTORATION PROJECTS

KW - GIANT TORTOISES

KW - CHANGING WORLD

KW - CONSERVATION

KW - WILD

KW - REINTRODUCTION

KW - BIODIVERSITY

KW - ANTHROPOCENE

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DO - 10.1111/1365-2664.13082

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JF - Journal of Applied Ecology

SN - 0021-8901

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