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In Germany, there is an increasing tendency to focus on outcome-oriented agrienvironmental schemes (AES) as future concepts to reward farmers. The new concepts are designed to be better in terms of economic–ecological efficiency, acceptance and practicability. Once developed, such schemes cannot...
The current strategy for conserving white-clawed crayfish, Austropotamobius pallipes, contained in the United Kingdom Biodiversity Action Plan includes reintroduction to isolated water, free of signal crayfish, Pacifastacus leniusculus. The purpose of this project was to improve the chances of...
Aquaculture of native species appeals to conservation projects in developing countries. It promises to raise local incomes while taking pressure off native stocks, without the risks associated with introducing exotic species into an area of conservation concern. We consider the case of native...
This paper addresses the diversity status and distribution of higher plants in the Spiti cold desert of the trans-Himalaya in India. Ecological surveys to measure species richness were conducted using random sampling. The vegetation is quite sparse, with patchy distribution. A total of 166...
Himachal Pradesh, in the Indian Himalaya, has a rich diversity of medicinal plants, which are widely used. This paper brings together existing information with the results from recent field surveys. A total of 643 species of medicinal plants are identified; many different plant parts are used...
Schumannianthus dichotoma (Murta) is widely grown in wetland areas of Bangladesh, providing the raw material for prayer and bed mats and also minimizing flood risk and soil erosion. The study was carried out in two villages in Gowainghat Thana (subdistrict) in Sylhet district, to determine...
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