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dc.contributor.authorRunting, RK
dc.contributor.authorMeijaard, E
dc.contributor.authorAbram, NK
dc.contributor.authorWells, JA
dc.contributor.authorGaveau, DLA
dc.contributor.authorAncrenaz, M
dc.contributor.authorPosssingham, HP
dc.contributor.authorWich, SA
dc.contributor.authorArdiansyah, F
dc.contributor.authorGumal, MT
dc.contributor.authorAmbu, LN
dc.contributor.authorWilson, KA
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-10T00:19:13Z
dc.date.available2020-12-10T00:19:13Z
dc.date.issued2015-04-01
dc.identifierpii: ncomms7819
dc.identifier.citationRunting, R. K., Meijaard, E., Abram, N. K., Wells, J. A., Gaveau, D. L. A., Ancrenaz, M., Posssingham, H. P., Wich, S. A., Ardiansyah, F., Gumal, M. T., Ambu, L. N. & Wilson, K. A. (2015). Alternative futures for Borneo show the value of integrating economic and conservation targets across borders. NATURE COMMUNICATIONS, 6 (1), https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms7819.
dc.identifier.issn2041-1723
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/253458
dc.description.abstractBalancing economic development with international commitments to protect biodiversity is a global challenge. Achieving this balance requires an understanding of the possible consequences of alternative future scenarios for a range of stakeholders. We employ an integrated economic and environmental planning approach to evaluate four alternative futures for the mega-diverse island of Borneo. We show what could be achieved if the three national jurisdictions of Borneo coordinate efforts to achieve their public policy targets and allow a partial reallocation of planned land uses. We reveal the potential for Borneo to simultaneously retain ∼50% of its land as forests, protect adequate habitat for the Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) and Bornean elephant (Elephas maximus borneensis), and achieve an opportunity cost saving of over US$43 billion. Such coordination would depend on enhanced information sharing and reforms to land-use planning, which could be supported by the increasingly international nature of economies and conservation efforts.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherNATURE PUBLISHING GROUP
dc.titleAlternative futures for Borneo show the value of integrating economic and conservation targets across borders
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/ncomms7819
melbourne.affiliation.departmentSchool of Geography
melbourne.source.titleNature Communications
melbourne.source.volume6
melbourne.source.issue1
dc.rights.licenseCC BY
melbourne.elementsid1365229
melbourne.contributor.authorRunting, Rebecca
dc.identifier.eissn2041-1723
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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