Implications of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine for the governance of biodiversity conservation

Eduardo GALLO-CAJIAO, Nives DOLŠAK, Aseem PRAKASH, Taej MUNDKUR, Paul HARRIS, Ronald B. MITCHELL, Nick DAVIDSON, Birgita HANSEN, Bradley K. WOODWORTH, Richard A. FULLER, Melissa PRICE, Nicky PETKOV, Volker MAUERHOFER, Tiffany H. MORRISON, James E. M. WATSON, Sayam U. CHOWDHURY, Christoph ZÖCKLER, Oscar WIDERBERG, Ding Li YONG, Daniel KLICHVitaliy SMAGOL, John PICCOLO, Duan BIGGS

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Abstract

Maintaining peace and conserving biodiversity hinge on an international system of cooperation codified in institutions, but Russia’s invasion of Ukraine brings recent progress to a crossroads. Against this backdrop, we address some implications of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine for the governance of biodiversity conservation both within and beyond Russia. The Russian invasion of Ukraine threatens the governance system for biodiversity conservation, as it pertains to Russia and beyond, due to three interacting factors: (i) isolation of Russia from the international system, (ii) halt and delay of international cooperation, and (iii) changes in international and domestic policy priorities. We recommend making the existing international system of governance for conserving biodiversity more resilient and adaptable, while aligning security agendas with biodiversity conservation goals. Copyright © 2023 Gallo-Cajiao, Dolšak, Prakash, Mundkur, Harris, Mitchell, Davidson, Hansen, Woodworth, Fuller, Price, Petkov, Mauerhofer, Morrison, Watson, Chowdhury, Zöckler, Widerberg, Yong, Klich, Smagol, Piccolo and Biggs.
Original languageEnglish
Article number989019
JournalFrontiers in Conservation Science
Volume4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2023

Citation

Gallo-Cajiao, E., Dolšak, N., Prakash, A., Mundkur, T., Harris, P. G., Mitchell, R. B., . . . Biggs, D. (2023). Implications of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine for the governance of biodiversity conservation. Frontiers in Conservation Science, 4. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.3389/fcosc.2023.989019

Keywords

  • Migratory species conservation
  • International conflict
  • Conservation policy
  • Tansboundary conservation
  • Global environmental governance
  • Russia's invasion of Ukraine

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