Preserving 40% forest cover is a valuable and well-supported
conservation guideline: reply to Banks-Leite et al.
Banks-Leite et al. (2021) claim that our suggestion of preserving ≥40%
forest cover lacks evidence and can be problematic. We find these claims
unfounded, and discuss why conservation planning urgently requires
valuable, well-supported, and feasible general guidelines like the 40%
criterion. Using region-specific thresholds worldwide is unfeasible and