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Using focal species in the design of nature reserve networks.

abstract1 (full description below): Wild Earth 8(4):81-92.
Using focal species.. PDF/Acrobat file     Miller, Reading, Strittholt, Carroll, Noss, Soule, Sanchez, et al.

The establishment and management of nature reserves is one of a variety of methods promoted to help conserve biological diversity. Over the past couple of decades, the number of protected natural areas has increased dramatically worldwide, and the theory and practice of reserve design has developed into a sub-discipline of conservation biology.