Global priortisation areas
The Global prioritisation areas are the areas that face high threat and are unique for biodiversity conservation. With the advancement of conservation science, several prioritisation approaches have been promoted by conservation organisations and researchers to overcome the limitations of the protected areas in conserving biodiversity and also to help in decisions about where to invest in conservation. These approaches, which use globally consistent criteria and available data, have gained significant attention in the past few decades leading to identification and establishment of several areas of global biodiversity importance.
There are two sub-categories of prioritisation schemes:
- Regional-scale – priority areas that have been identified on a large geographic scale to direct conservation effort and resources to the most important regions of the world for biodiversity.
- Site-scale – priority areas that have been identified within site-scale management units with the aim of achieving protection at particular sites.