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Spatial conservation prioritisation in data-poor countries: a quantitative sensitivity analysis using multiple taxa

Background: Spatial conservation prioritisation (SCP) is a set of computational tools designed to support the efficient spatial allocation of priority areas for conservation actions, but it is subject to many sources of uncertainty which should be …

Improved species-occurrence predictions in data-poor regions: using large-scale data and bias correction with down-weighted Poisson regression and Maxent

Species distribution modelling (SDM) has become an essential method in ecology and conservation. In the absence of survey data, the majority of SDMs are calibrated with opportunistic presence-only data, incurring substantial sampling bias. We address …

Wrong, but useful: regional species distribution models may not be improved by range-wide data under biased sampling

Species distribution modeling (SDM) is an essential method in ecology and conservation. SDMs are often calibrated within one country’s borders, typically along a limited environmental gradient with biased and incomplete data, making the quality …

Distribution of the Egyptian reptiles under current and future climates

Climate change has caused range shifts and extinctions of many species in the past. In this study, the effects of climate change on Egyptian reptiles, as a representative of the Egyptian fauna, was investigated for the first time using species …

Mammals of Egypt: atlas, Red Data listing and conservation

There are 110 species of mammals recorded from Egypt. The 93 terrestrial species are reasonably well known, but the marine mammals are very poorly known with at least 17 recorded species. Seven taxa are endemic to Egypt: five species) Flower’s …

Biodiversity economics: the value of pollination services to Egypt

Pollinator populations are under severe pressure worldwide because of man-made intensification in land use, including the use of pesticides and fertilizers. The majority of wild and crop plants are fully or partially dependent on pollinators for …

Butterflies of Egypt: atlas, Red Data listing and conservation

There are 61 species of butterfly recorded from Egypt, two of them each with two subspecies recorded, making 63 named taxa in total. Two species are endemic to Egypt. The Sinai Baton Blue Pseudophilotes sinaicus is considered to be Critically …