Ecological Restoration of Cleared Agricultural Land in Gondwana Link: Lifting the Bar at ‘Peniup’

Jonson, J.

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Here we use an integrated landscape approach to highlight opportunities for achieving long- term conservation in Mesoamerica. We provide an overview of the potential for agricultural landscapes and traditional smallholder farming to conserve biodiversity, propose an urgent action agenda to guide conservation in agricultural landscapes and stem the loss of biodiversity and traditional farming systems, and outline key socioeconomic, legal, and political conditions needed for successful implementation of the action plan. Although our examples and recommendations focus on Mesoamerica, our approach is relevant to other regions where there are similar challenges to conserving biodiversity in human-modified landscapes.

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Peer-reviewed Article

Conservation Biology