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dc.contributor.authorHensz, Christopher Michael
dc.contributor.authorSoberón, Jorge
dc.identifier.citationHensz, C. M., & Soberón, J. (2018). Participation in the convention on migratory species: A biogeographic assessment. Ambio, 47(7), 739–746.
dc.descriptionThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) is a Multilateral Environmental Agreement (MEA) focused on species that regularly travel across international borders. Despite covering an important group of species, CMS is under-utilized compared to other conservation-focused MEAs. CMS suffers from a lack of participation across North America and most of Asia. Our goal is to illustrate differences in species richness and average range-size across signatory and nonsignatory nation-states using range–diversity plots. We also show differences in the cost of CMS membership relative to species patterns to highlight which countries may be discouraged from becoming CMS signatories. Despite containing many CMS species, large economies such as the United States, Russia, and China are not members of the convention. To facilitate migratory species conservation into the future, CMS should seek to fill gaps in participation, potentially directing recruitment efforts toward nonsignatory states that would receive the largest benefit at the lowest relative cost.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Science Foundation C-CHANGE Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (Grant Number 0801522)en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipEcology and Evolutionary Biology Department of the University of Kansasen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipBiodiversity Institute Panorama Granten_US
dc.rightsCopyright © 2018, The Author(s)en_US
dc.subjectConservation policyen_US
dc.subjectConvention on Migratory Speciesen_US
dc.subjectMultilateral Environmental Agreementen_US
dc.subjectSpatial ecologyen_US
dc.titleParticipation in the convention on migratory species: A biogeographic assessmenten_US
kusw.kuauthorHensz, Christopher Michael
kusw.kuauthorSoberón, Jorge
kusw.kudepartmentEcology and Evolutionary Biologyen_US
kusw.kudepartmentBiodiversity Instituteen_US
kusw.oaversionScholarly/refereed, publisher versionen_US
kusw.oapolicyThis item meets KU Open Access policy criteria.en_US

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