A Standard Lexicon for Biodiversity Conservation: Unified Classifications of Threats and Actions
An essential foundation of any science is a standard lexicon. If project teams want to describe and share their work and learn from one another, they need a standard and precise lexicon. This paper presents a unified classification system that draws on separate existing efforts at classification systems. The system is proposed by members of the World Conservation Union (IUCN) and the Conservation Measures Partnership (CMP).
Salafsky, N., Salzer, D., Stattersfield, A. J., Hilton-Taylor, C., Neugarten, R., Butchart, S. H. M., Collen, B., Cox, N., Master, L. L., O’Connor, S. and Wilkie, D. 2008. A Standard Lexicon for Biodiversity Conservation: Unified Classifications of Threats and Actions. Conservation Biology, 22: 897–911. doi: 10.1111/j.1523-1739.2008.00937.x