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Watson J.E.M.,University of Queensland | Watson J.E.M.,Wildlife Conservation Society | Dudley N.,University of Queensland | Dudley N.,Equilibrium | And 4 more authors.
Nature | Year: 2014

Originally conceived to conserve iconic landscapes and wildlife, protected areas are now expected to achieve an increasingly diverse set of conservation, social and economic objectives. The amount of land and sea designated as formally protected has markedly increased over the past century, but there is still a major shortfall in political commitments to enhance the coverage and effectiveness of protected areas. Financial support for protected areas is dwarfed by the benefits that they provide, but these returns depend on effective management. A step change involving increased recognition, funding, planning and enforcement is urgently needed if protected areas are going to fulfil their potential. © 2014 Macmillan Publishers Limited. All rights reserved. Source


Patent
Equilibrium | Date: 2013-01-28

An automatic graphics delivery system that operates in parallel with an existing Web site infrastructure is provided. The system streamlines the post-production process by automating the production of media through content generation procedures controlled by proprietary tags placed by an author within URLs embedded within Web documents.


Patent
Equilibrium | Date: 2015-10-09

An automatic graphics delivery system that operates in parallel with an existing Web site infrastructure is provided. The system streamlines the post-production process by automating the production of media through content generation procedures controlled by proprietary tags placed by an author within URLs embedded within Web documents.


Patent
Equilibrium | Date: 2013-01-18

An architecture is disclosed that enables users to upload videos directly from a camera or from saved videos from most video devices into video channels and automatically publish and notify to all who subscribe to channels or follow accounts. Embodiments allow users to share videos to social services, such as Facebook and Twitter, automatically display in embedded channels on any Website, directly to a Facebook or other developed applications using an Application Program Interface (API). Users can search, subscribe, view, and manage their video channels and videos, and modify their associated metadata content from anywhere.


Dudley N.,Equilibrium | Parrish J.D.,Freedom to Roam | Redford K.H.,Wildlife Conservation Society | Stolton S.,Equilibrium
ORYX | Year: 2010

The global protected area estate is the worlds largest ever planned land use. Protected areas are not monolithic and vary in their purpose, designation, management and outcomes. The IUCN protected area category system is a typology based on management objectives. It documents protected area types and is increasingly used in laws, policy and planning. As its role grows, the category system must be reactive to opinions and open to modifications. In response to requests from members IUCN undertook a 4-year consultation and recently published revised guidelines for the categories. These made subtle but important changes to the protected area definition, giving greater emphasis to nature conservation, protection over the long term and management effectiveness. It refined some categories and gave principles for application. Debates during revision were intense and highlighted many of the issues and challenges surrounding protected areas in the early 21st century. There was a consensus on many issues including the suitability of different governance models (such as indigenous and community conserved areas), sacred natural sites, moving the emphasis of Category IV from habitat manipulation towards species and habitat protection, and recognition of legally defined zones within a protected area as different categories. However, there was considerable disagreement about the definition of a protected area, the appropriateness of some categories with extensive human use, the possibility of linking category classification with biodiversity outcomes, and recognition of territories of indigenous peoples. We map these debates and propose actions to resolve these issues: a necessary step if the worlds protected area network is to be representative, secure and well managed. © 2010 Fauna & Flora International. Source

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