7 edition of Protecting Biodiversity found in the catalog.
by IDRC Books
|Contributions||Susan P. Bass (Editor), Manuel Ruiz Muller (Editor)|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||100|
Biodiversity II reinforces the idea that the conservation of our biological resources is within reach as long as we pool resources; better coordinate the efforts of existing institutions--museums, universities, and government agencies--already dedicated to this goal; and enhance support for research, collections, and training. This volume will Cited by: Get this from a library! Endangered species: protecting biodiversity. [Kim Masters Evans; Information Plus (Firm: Wylie, Tex.); Gale (Firm)] -- This book discusses what has been done to protect endangered species in the United States and around the world, and it examines the debate over what future actions are warranted.
Praise “Protection of Global Biodiversity goes beyond the borders of the United States and the species-protection paradigm of the Endangered Species Act to provide an intriguing interdisciplinary examination of the problem of global biodiversity The book is a collection of essays in which the ideas concerning how and why to protect biodiversity from the physical . A fun outdoor science activity that let's you measure the biodiversity of living things in your backyard ecosystem!. Many times, you'll hear kids say "hey, there's a bird!" or "this is the tallest tree in our yard!" This activity takes it one step further to inspire kids to notice the DIFFERENT types of trees, plants, animals and insects that live right outside their window!
to create biodiversity, it helps us understand different aspects of biodiversity. The levels of organization of biodiversity include ecosystems, species and genes. • An ecosystem is a dynamic complex of plant, animal and microorganism communities and non-livingFile Size: KB. Get this from a library! Endangered species: protecting biodiversity. [Kim Masters Evans; Information Plus (Firm: Wylie, Tex.); Gale Group.; Thomson Gale (Firm)] -- Contains information and statistics on topics related to endangered species, providing a definition of extinction and endangered species, and covering the Endangered Species Act, habitat and.
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The book is a compendium of different papers/topics related to biodiversity that spans some of the greatest works by luminaries such as Erwin, Raven, and Gaston.
Some of the papers are a bit old but relevant nonetheless/5(4). Endangered Species: Protecting Biodiversity (Information Plus Reference Series) Edition by Kim Masters Evans (Editor) ISBN ISBN Why is ISBN important.
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Format: Paperback. This book provides critical and comparative reflections on the role of law in both of these biodiversity contexts. Key issues not previously addressed through the law are considered - for example, the lack of international governance of peat; and the moral problem of labelling certain species as 'alien' or 'invasive'.Author: Ed Couzens.
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All in all, I would say that "Poison Darts" is an enjoyable, edifying, important book that should be read by everyone who cares about "protecting the biodiversity of our world." I strongly recommend it, and look forward to joining the (fictional) "Ecosystem Protection International" organization sometime soon.
9 people found this helpful/5(8). Biodiversity II: understanding and protecting our biological resources User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. The groundbreaking Biodiversity (LJ 4/1/88) was responsible for introducing the term into the common parlance and for dramatically increasing awareness of the plight of the world's dwindling.
Biodiversity and its conservation are among the main global topics in science and politics and perhaps the major challenge for the present and coming generations. This book written by international experts from different disciplines comprises general chapters on diversity and its measurement, human impacts on biodiversity hotspots on a global scale, human diversity.
Do we have the tools to protect biodiversity. The book looks at molecular genetics, satellite data, tools borrowed from medicine, and other scientific techniques to firm up our grasp of important processes in biology and earth science, including the.
biological diversity or biodiversity, the number of species in a given habitat. Scientists have variously estimated that there are from 3 to 30 million extant species, of which million have been classified, includinginsects, 41, vertebrates, andplants; the remainder are invertebrates, fungi, algae, and microorganisms.
For those who love nature for nature’s sake, protecting biodiversity is an obvious priority. Those less concerned may need education that shows how biodiversity is linked to human welfare and wealth. Medicine, food, building materials, clothing -- these depend on Earth’s biodiversity.
We can participate in biodiversity conservation by increasing our knowledge of environmental issues, increasing our awareness of the impacts of biodiversity loss, and increasing support for government policies and actions that conserve our valuable ecosystems.
We can become educators and role models as stewards of the environment by aiding in the recovery of species. book entitled ‘Biodiversity’, which is likely to have initiated the widespread use of the word. Initially the term biodiversity was used more in political forums than scientific ones, Protecting and Restoring Biodiversity.
Saving natures legacy protecting and restoring biodiversity T2. Protecting Biodiversity in the Amazon Rainforest Students explore biodiversity in the Amazon rainforest using the MapMaker Interactive and other online resources. Then students construct an argument for protecting biodiversity in the Amazon rainforest.
Today, the main efforts to preserve biodiversity involve legislative approaches to regulate human and corporate behavior, setting aside protected areas, and habitat restoration. Link to Learning: Go to this website for an interactive exploration of endangered and extinct species, their ecosystems, and the causes of their endangerment or : Matthew R.
Fisher. Biodiversity Conservation Planning: paradigm shifts “ we protect the last of the least, and the best of the rest.” Often heard adage among staff of The Nature Conservancy throughout the s and early s.
A brief summary of Chinese contributions to the theory for biodiversity conservation. Since concepts such as island biogeography, metapopulation, the Minimum Viable Population (MVP), were proposed, they have formed the theoretical bases of most studies on biodiversity conservation, in terms of biodiversity distribution patterns, sustainable use of biodiversity, designing protected.
This picture book will introduce you to 21 plant and animal species found in the United States, nearly all of which are either endangered or threatened.
The plants and animals shown here are not necessarily threatened by pesticides; however, they are examples of the many different species EPA is protecting. Established inthe IPA Program has contributed significantly to Australia’s efforts to protect and conserve its biodiversity, notes O’Leary.
Currently, 75 IPAs cover approximately 68 million. Forests play important role in combating desertification, preventing erosion problems, other protective functions, climatic change and acting as carbon reservoirs and sinks.
Forests, the biodiversity they contain and the ecological function they maintain, are a heritage of mankind. The vital role of forests in protecting fragile ecosystems, watersheds and freshwater 2/5(1).
Nations can pass laws and sign international treaties that protect biodiversity. Legal Efforts Legal Efforts Endangered Species Act- Passed in to protect biodiversity.
Forbids the government/citizens from harming listed endangered/threatened species or their habitats. Steps Taken By Government for Biodiversity Protection: The Central Government has enacted the Wild Life (Protection) Act, The Act, inter alia, provides for creation of Protected Areas for protection of wild life and also provides for punishment for hunting of specified fauna specified in the schedules I to IV thereof.The book is divided into six distinct parts based around the major objectives which have emerged from legal frameworks concerned with protecting biodiversity.
Following introductory chapters, Part II examines issues relating to conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, with Part III focusing on access and benefit-sharing.Book Description. Protected areas (PAs) contain biodiversity and ecosystems of high conservation value.
In addition, these areas provide a range of benefits, both direct and indirect, to our societies and economies, i.e. so called ecosystem services.