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Though protected areas have grown considerably over the last 130 years, there are several troubling trends, including national and regional disparities, ecological gaps, a decline in the growth of new protected areas, and problems with ineffective management. At the same time, society...
The Fisheries Resource Conservation Council (FRCC) reviewed lobster resource conservation in Atlantic Canada and concluded in its 1995 report that under current management regimes the risk of recruitment failure was unacceptably high because of the low level of egg production. It recommended...
Cycads are an ancient group of seed plants that evolved during the Permo-Carboniferous period, some 280 million years ago, and rose to abundance in the Jurassic period, just as dinosaurs did in the animal world. The group has survived mass extinctions and though depleted in numbers with only 10...
The enormity of the impact of human activity on biodiversity has been documented by many researchers. There have been numerous studies on the effects of local-scale changes in land use (e.g. intensive mono‐culture agricultural practice) on the abundance and diversity of groups of organisms,...
A study was conducted to assess the floral and faunal diversity within a smallholder-protected forest ecosystem in mid-western Leyte Province, Philippines. A total of 1903 plants belonging to 325 species and 93 animal species were recorded in the survey and ethno-faunal assessment. There were...
Biodiversity, the variety of life on Earth, is essential to maintaining and sustaining the living networks and systems that provide humanity with health, wealth, food, fuel and the vital services that life depends upon. The year 2010 was celebrated as the International Year of Biodiversity with...
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