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Future of biodiversity in the Barents Region

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Future solutions for Nordic plastic recycling contains suggestions on how to collect and recycle more of the generated plastic waste from households and other MSW sources in the Nordic region. The solutions suggested are focused on providing higher availability to collection systems, to focus less on packaging and more on plastic, to have flexible sorting and recycling systems,and to pave the way for a well-functioning, transparent market for recycled plastics that absorbs the collected material. More extensive Nordic cooperation, both on a basis of knowledge exchange and on a practical level, is believed to favour Nordic plastic collection and recycling.

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Land use and protected areas

The objective of this project was to identify future hotspots of species diversity and the possible need for additional protected areas in the Barents Region. We included in total 399 species representing 5 classes in the analyses: amphibians (n=12), birds (n=231), butterflies and moths (n=92), mammals (n=65), and reptiles (n=6). We excluded 62 species from the analyses because we either were unable to obtain sufficient species occurrences or the performance of the models was deemed unsufficient. Analyses were therefore limited to 337 species (See Table 2a-e in the appendix). In chapters 4, 5, 6, 7 and 9 we reported on the findings for the specific taxonomic classes. Here we report on general findings and the results of the spatial conservation planning using Zonation.

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