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The Issue of Biodiversity Conservation - ... This program is continuously adding new pilot projects and averages around $0.7-1.9 billion per year (Hein 2013). iv. Ecotourism Ecotourism can play an important role in biodiversity conservation. Governments are encouraged to protect biodiversity and natural resources in order to generate revenue from tourism. These programs can be effective in conserving natural areas in proximity to urban areas, but they can result as ineffective for raising the necessary funds in remote or rural areas far from tourist attractions or with inadequate connecting infrastructures....   [tags: budgets, ecosystem services] 2421 words
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Cocoa Production in Ghana: A Mechanism for Biodiversity Conservation - ... According to Kolavalli and Vigneri (2010), “the damage to cocoa trees from capsid attacks tends to be higher for cocoa trees growing in full sun than for those in shaded systems” . Hence, the best possible environmental alternative to the current cocoa-growing practices in Ghana would be a mixed agroforestry system, where the forest understory is removed and the canopy is thinned and fruit trees with economic value are grown next to cocoa trees, providing both shade for the cocoa trees in the form of ‘forest rent’ and food and income for the farming house ....   [tags: alternatives to intensive farming systems]
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Conservation of Biodiversity in Cambodia - Assessment of Conservation of Biodiversity in Cambodia 1. Introduction Conservation of Biodiversity in Cambodia has been gathering momentum in the past few years in response to international conservation efforts and increased land degradation and loss (Conservation International 2004). International monetary institutions such as the World Bank and transnational NGOs such as Conservation International have been influential in changing forestry legislation in Cambodia (Reuters 2002). However, the implementation of these laws and practices are not always as successfully carried out or adhered to on a local level (Reuters 2002)....   [tags: Biodiversity Cambodia Essays]
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Conflict between Development and Conservation of Natural Habitats and Biodiversity - ... Bwindi Impenetrable Forest speaks to one of the most established and biologically rich on earth. As a result it was agreed a higher assurance status in 1991 as a national park which was renamed Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (BINP). ((Blomey et al, 2003) This had the quick impact of shutting all right to gain entrance to the forest for nearby groups, bringing about gigantic measures of conflict and disdain as ‘the upgrading of the forest reserve put an end to any form of legal resource use, leading to massive increases in prices for forest products, declining incomes for forest-dependent households and a reduction in local levels of food security’ (Blomey et al, 2003: pg.7: Wild and M...   [tags: protected areas] 1737 words
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Quesionnaire to the Dean of Wildlife in India - ... 2ND Talking about the CBD principles, as signatory to the CBD, India accepts all three principles and is taking measures to implement all three. Regarding the first principle – no doubt on that, in situ conservation measures are set up – National Parks, Sanctuary, Community reserves and Conservation Reserves and for ex situ we are setting up zoos, museums, zoological gardens etc. and so on and so forth, the second principle is talking about the sustainable use of biodiversity, here we have to say that India is not fully subscribing to the use of biodiversity, unlike Africa unlike North America, India’s conservation ethos are different, we do not believe in game hunting and so on, we are...   [tags: conservation, national parks, biodiversity] 1759 words
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The Galapagos Islands - The Galapagos Islands: A Precious Biodiversity Hotspot Gordon B. Hinckley once said, “Life is precious. Life is sacred. And it ought so to be observed.” Hinckley is expressing that every variety of life is exquisite and irreplaceable and it is there for us to observe and utilize to increase the quality of life overall. About six hundred miles off of the coast of Ecuador lay a biodiversity hotspot called the Galapagos Islands. This archipelago of volcanic islands, formed over four million years ago, is known for its tremendous multitude of indigenous species found nowhere else on the planet....   [tags: biodiversity, environmental conservation]
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Habitat Loss in Biodiversity Hotspots - ... But deforestation is one of the main reasons people are informed about and believe is wrong. Most people like to blame construction workers and their companies for the loss of animals and extinction beginning to happen rapidly. But it is not only the workers fault; it is also theirs without them even knowing. For example, they drive cars just as much as every other person in the world causing pollution, most people vote for roads to be restored and built in new places causing deforestation, a lot of people hunt illegally and without a license....   [tags: conservation, wildlife, plants ]
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Conservation and Natural Resource Management - Conservation Conservation Significance The majority of the original grasslands and grassy woodlands have been converted to agricultural grassland with a much lower diversity of native flora and fauna, invasion of exotic agricultural plants and weeds, and less groundcover and soil stability, while the small remnants of these ecosystems are highly vulnerable to change. Remnants of native grasslands and grassy woodlands are ‘harbours of biodiversity’ (Eddy 2002, p. 4). A number of species that have largely disappeared because of agricultural and associated development are likely to found in these remnants....   [tags: Biodiversity, Ecosystem, Grasslands] 681 words
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India's Goals for Conservation - ... Also an All India Coordinated Project on Taxonomy (AICOPTAX) is under implementation to build capacity in taxonomy, especially for lesser studied groups of plants and animals by the Environment Ministry.46 Goal 3 – Promote Conservation of Genetic Diversity The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) set up four national Bureaus for the ex situ (off site) conservation of plants, animals, economically important fish and microorganisms. First, the National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources (NBPGR) which has the responsibility to plan, conduct, promote, co-ordinate and take the lead in activities concerning collection, introduction, exchange, evaluation, documentation, conservation...   [tags: biodiversity, habitats, pollution] 1353 words
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Forest Biodiversity Loss - 1. Introduction In many communities worldwide, people depend on forests, for fuel wood-gathering, harvesting of wood and non-wood forest products, for larger-scale commercial purposes, habitat for more than half the world’s terrestrial species, clean water, and other important ecosystem services (De Groot et al., 2002, Santangeli et al., 2013, Chhatre and Agrawal, 2009). However, the forest biodiversity is continuously undergoing loss which directly or indirectly contributes to forest ecosystems being transformed and in some cases irreversibly degraded....   [tags: sustainability, management, conservation program]
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Case Study: The Use of Herpetofauna in Traditional Medicine and Conservation - ... This study will try to address this void by providing an analysis on the trade and use of herpetofauna in traditional medicine and its implications on herpetofaunal conservation using Durban Muthi Market as the case study, Significance of Research This study will seek to improve the public’s knowledge on the trade and role of herpetofauna in traditional medicine as an alternative treatment and to improve the ailing literature on ethnozoology in South Africa. Furthermore, to improve of how trade impacts natural populations and to try and find ways in which conservation management initiatives can work with natural resource harvesters....   [tags: Species, Medicine, Biodiversity] 1008 words
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The Future of the Conservation Movement - There is no question that humans are the dominant ecological force in today’s society. If humans are the dominant force, would it not make sense that humans have the moral responsibility to protect and care for nature. Nature provides humans with the resources to survive, yet humans are the ones who are slowly destroying it. Fortunately, there are people who do believe that it is their moral responsibility to protect nature. The Conservation Movement provides an excellent example of humans being obedient in the fight for protecting nature....   [tags: Conservation ]
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Habitat Destruction and Biodiversity Loss - "If we pollute the air, water and soil that keep us alive and well, and destroy the biodiversity that allows natural systems to function, no amount of money will save us." -- David Suzuki Imagine this: bulldozers growl and grind through a local field, while the whine of chainsaws echoes from a nearby grove of trees. The trees crash to the ground, only to be cut up for firewood or sent to a sawmill, and the remaining ground is cleared of stumps and plowed. The tall grasses and brush in the field are demolished, leaving behind churned-up soil....   [tags: Loss of Biodiversity]
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Poverty Abolition and Biodiversity Preservation: Livelihood Case Study Around Mikumi National Park, Tanzania - Case Study Examples The following two case-studies have been selected to unravelling the complex association between poverty abolition and biodiversity preservation. The first one will give the insights about an existing conservation projects impact on surrounding people’s life, mainly economic perspective. The second one is the categorization and evaluation of project portfolio of conservation NGO. It will highlight the general trend of conservations projects worldwide, their rational, approach, outcome and impact as well as input towards poverty eradication....   [tags: conservation, poverty, protected areas]
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Sanibel, Florida: The Nature and Biodiversity Protection Program - ... The Comprehensive Land Use Plan designated six distinct ecological zones and densities based on the environmental attributes. For each ecological zone, the report identified the local climate, geology, subsurface and surface hydrology, soils, vegetation, wildlife, functions, and elements essential to these functions (LARP, 2012). This is where information was gathered and synthesized to further promote preservation of the island's natural resources. The “Sanibel Zoning and Planning Committee” was formed to work with Lee County to insure orderly development and limit building height, but it met with little success (Visit Florida, 2013)....   [tags: environment, conservation, diversity]
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Efforts for Forest Conservation - ... The impact of forest conversion involves ecology and humanity. The World Wildlife Foundation indicates that deforestation has negative effects on biodiversity, the climate, and people. Furthermore, Riesco (2005) said that forest loss can have significant direct and indirect impacts on human health. In addition, she said that: “forest loss can contribute directly to the severity of these health problems through disruption of the water cycle and increased soil erosion, as well as indirectly though very significant – through its effects on local and global climate change, which in turn can have a profound effect on the survival and spread of disease pathogens....   [tags: deforestation, biodiversity, economics]
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Benefits of Impure Public Goods on Marine Biodiversity Preservation - Systems of “impure public goods” are touted as offering a blend of private and public interests, preventing exploitation while still allowing these resources to be accessible to the public. In the field of marine biodiversity, this is important because it can potentially prevent resources from being exploited and/or species from becoming eradicated. The idea of public goods offers a system that is subject to external forces and internal mechanisms, and despite its negative and positive impacts remains a system worth investigating for the purposes of marine preservation....   [tags: public interests, marine biodiversity]
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Coral Reef Conservation - If there is a new product out in the market, people buy it and use it every day without knowing where it comes from or how it was made, but people “love it, couldn’t live without it”. Carelessly using it and re buying without conserving, but what if this product disappeared and there was nothing else like it. Suddenly everything becomes harder and seems to be more difficult. There is only one solution to solve the problem, make people aware of what has been done to this meaningful product in life....   [tags: Coral Reefs, Conservation, Oceans]
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Understanding Animal Behavior Can Be Crucial to Conservation Managers - INTRODUCTION Understanding animal behavior can provide information to wildlife and conservation managers in an attempt the manage biodiversity. Conservation behavior is a relatively new interdisciplinary field using animal behavior to help solve wildlife conservation issues. Using theoretical and methodological information from various fields in biology, ecology and animal behavior, biologists attempt to enrich and preserve biodiversity. This new discipline's usefulness in promoting real life conservation issues is often subject to debate, with some scientists arguing that the importance of animal behavior in conservation practice is overemphasized....   [tags: conservation behavior, tourism] 1867 words
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The Progressive Erañs Conservation Movement and Congressman Morrie K. Udall - ... Though forty years have passed, some of the reasons as to why environmental conservation is not as successful as it could be- the abandonment of environmental issues by the White House, the “defeat anti-environmentalists” mindset- that he urged the community to come together to fix still lay broken today. Congressman Udall identified himself as both a lover and critic of the conservation movement and, in that, defined the central premise of my academic and career track and expressed my personal viewpoint about the essential collaboration of our nation’s responsibility to the natural world and each other....   [tags: environmentalism, conservation] 599 words
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Wildlife and Conservation Efforts in Africa - The dynamic natural environment and abundant wildlife are the most prominent features of the African continent. Due to its wide variety of biomes ranging from tropical forests to arid deserts, Africa consists of bountiful wildlife diversity. However, because of environmentally harmful human interactions, the variety of biomes is shrinking to all-time lows, which causes wildlife to die out. These detrimental human interactions, particularly livestock overgrazing and desertification, occur partly because the native people who depend on the land for daily life do not realize the potential benefits of wildlife and the unsustainability of their current ways....   [tags: Wildlife Conservation]
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Biodiversity Offsetting Schemes - Introduction: Modern society faces the challenge of developing its infrastructure and economy whilst improving the quality of the environment and biodiversity. The United Kingdom government’s Departments for Agricultural and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has suggested that these contending aspirations can potentially both be accomplished through a planning strategy known as Biodiversity Offsetting. Biodiversity offsetting is a planning strategy that aims to compensate for losses of biodiversity in a given area by protecting an area elsewhere and generating gains that are ecologically equivalent to the loss in the area being developed (Maron et al....   [tags: losses of biodiversity, environmental damage] 2887 words
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Protection and Conservation of Endangered Species in Ontario - Canada, with its vast areas of land and abundance of resources, is home to many unique and complex habits that house a number of important species. Environmental policies play a key role in the survival of many endangered animal and plant species and guide conservation efforts in Ontario. In order to protect at risk species and conserve their habitats, government officials need to place greater importance on creating effective policies that target root problems and help address fundamental issues like habitat loss, pollution and human interaction with these species and their environment....   [tags: Wildlife Conservation]
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The Importance of Biodiversity - What exactly is Biodiversity. Biodiversity is generally defined as “the existence of many different kinds of plants and animals in an environment.” (Merriam Webster Dictionary, n.d.) However, there is no single definition for biodiversity. One definition for biological diversity is “a diversity among and within plant and animal species in an environment” (Biological Diversity, n.d.). Biodiversity can also be defined as “the number and variety of organisms found within a specified geographic region” (Biological Diversity, n.d.)....   [tags: environment, ecological diversity]
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Loss of Biodiversity - Nowadays it is common to read articles in newspapers and magazines regarding biodiversity issues. Human beings have been knowingly and unknowingly destroying biodiversity since their existence. Biodiversity is the measure of the variety of species of animals living in an area. Forests are usually areas with high biodiversity while deserts are the opposite. Human beings have always destroyed biodiversity either by deforestation, or by some other means. Biodiversity depletion is a natural phenomenon....   [tags: species, habitat, extinction] 998 words
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Economics to Biodiversity - ... These species affect the native species for the availability of resources and compete with them to grow. They have environmental impacts but with it they can pose a threat to the food security, human health and economic development. With the increase in the travel, trade, and tourism the movement of species has been facilitated beyond its natural bio-geographical boundaries thereby creating new pathways for their introduction and competition. These pathways can also be referred to as vectors through which these invasive alien species are introduced into new and healthy environments....   [tags: ecosystem, money] 1000 words
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The Conservation of the Environment - ... Scientists can benefit from conservation areas as they can do research and conduct scientific experiments in natural environments which are not disturbed. Conservation areas are also an important component in education as people can visit these parks to learn more about what conservation is, what species are vulnerable and how to conserve species biodiversity. Conservation areas are known to improve plant, animal and human life if correctly managed. Unfortunately, money is required to help establish, manage, improve and/or protect biodiversity....   [tags: natural plants, ecosystems, animal species] 829 words
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The Degradation of Ecosystems and Loss of Biodiversity - The degradation of ecosystems and loss of biodiversity is increasing at an alarming rate every year. Humans are certainly not the only reason for this, but they are the main contributors. The well-being of ecosystems affects our everyday lives - consumption and consumerism depend on natural resources. Everything humans use is derived from them, in seemingly indirect and direct ways. Yet despite the fact that humans are destroying the environment, many continue to and neglect to take important measures to protect it....   [tags: ecological issues]
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The Importance of Biodiversity Loss - ... For example: 1) The Amazonian Rainforests of Brazil and Peru are known to be home to several rare and undiscovered organisms. However, the Amazon has lost 17% of its rainforests in the past 50 years as a result of logging or converting rainforests into pastures and farms. 2) Coral reefs in the Caribbean Sea are dying off. Studies estimate that nearly 80% of the region’s coral has died in the past fifty years. Scientists believe this is a result of overfishing, global warming (which raises the temperate of the water and makes the region too warm for coral to survive), and pollution....   [tags: Amazon rainforest, coral reefs in Caribbean ] 1075 words
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The Loss of Biodiversity on the Ecosystems - The Loss of Biodiversity on the Ecosystems A person’s health and welfare is subject to ecosystem benefits supplied by natural surroundings, such as the purification air and water, fisheries, woodlands, and nutrient recycling. These are principally commodities with no retails as well as no prices, hence their depletion frequently is not sensed by new economic money methods and may thus endure unrestricted. Resulting in a variety of pressures from population growth to climate change that causes biodiversity to deteriorate, and ecosystems are ceaselessly being defiled (EPA, 2011)....   [tags: Environment, Environmental Protection Agency] 981 words
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Biofuel Impacts on Biodiversity and Ecosystem - The article in question, Biodiversity conservation in the era of Biofuels: risks and opportunities, touches on many important ecological and environmental concerns derived from the necessity of energy. It dissects the market created by biofuels, reporting, in detail, on its inherent environmental consequences. By introducing energy as the focal point of the essay, the authors are able to discuss the problems and solutions associated with different sources of energy, specifically biological energy....   [tags: fossil fuel use, and climate change ] 1307 words
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Defining Biodiversity Among Organisms - An ecosystem provides a complex framework of biological species which are in phase of degradation in recent times. Since time immemorial, humans relied on plants, animals and microbes for the survival, but now the very pillar of life sustaining systems is at stake. Biodiversity can be defined as the varieties observed among organisms on the face of the Earth. Biodiversity is irreversibly affected by humans. Still creek is one of the longest streams flowing into the Burnaby lake in British Columbia....   [tags: industrial development,ecosystem, species]
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The Impact of Tourism and Human Activity on Biodiversity - Biodiversity is the variety of life on earth. It refers to the number of species of plants, animals and microorganisms. However, it also refers to the difference of the ecosystems on the planet such as rainforests, deserts, coral reefs and so on. This is all parts of a biologically diverse on the earth. The beauty of the country is made by the biodiversity on the earth. This can make the country became the most popular place to touristy, because of a wealth resource for the tourist sector that including the interesting animals and plants, a wonderful or fantastic place for tourist to explore and also scenic walks....   [tags: Ecology, Environmental Management]
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Poverty Reduction and Conservation Practice - Introduction The overwhelming overlapping map of poverty and conservation area of the world (Sunderlin et al. 2007) led the scientist in this arena to think about these two issues jointly. In addition right-based thinking of conservation is also a crucial factor behind the amalgamation of these two development process (Adams and Hutton 2007). Naturally protected areas initiated or situated in the rural or peri-urban areas where poverty is already present to the highest degree (Walpole and Wilder 2008)....   [tags: Synergies, Tensions, Development Process]
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Loss of Species Due to the Biodiversity Crisis - ... The general aim of rewilding is to restore missing or dysfunctional ecological processes and ecosystem function using species reintroduction (Sandom et al. 2012). But Pleistocene rewilding proposes a plan for ecological restoration on a much greater temporal and spatial scale than is conventional rewilding. In order to restore the fauna lost in the Pleistocene, it would involve introducing to present habitats extant species that are descended from species that occurred in the same habitats during the Pleistocene but went extinct about 13,000 years ago or introducing modern ecological proxies for the extinct Pleistocene species (Rubenstein et al....   [tags: environment, rewilding, ecological data] 1051 words
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Genetic Conservation of Plants - Genetic Conservation of plants offers many potential benefits to diverse groups of people. These benefits have led to the expansion of genetically modified crops. In response to public concern about these developments, governments around the world are creating regulations to manage the risks associated with the release of genetically modified crops into the agricultural systems. Genetically modified crops have increased dramatically in recent years and have sparked concern over health and environmental effects....   [tags: health and environmental effects] 785 words
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Restoration and Recovery of the Botanical Garden José María Orozco - Summary of Proposal Background The main objective of the botanical gardens today is the conservation of biological diversity ex situ, allowing for the potential loss of this because of the destruction of the environment. However, in the past the main activity of the botanical gardens was the buildup and maintenance of diversity that explorers brought back from unexplored regions, near and far, in order to make them available to growers that they would explore the potential that plants collected....   [tags: Conservation]
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Value of Biodiversity and the Preservation of Species - Value of Biodiversity and the Preservation of Species As a result of the increasing environmental awareness of scientists and laymen, new issues have evolved around pressing ecological problems. Ecologists have discovered how important retaining biodiversity really is to humanity. While politicians often have other economic agendas, environmentalists are working hard to push this relatively new knowledge through political institutions using economic arguments. The preservation of our surroundings can create new jobs and promote economic efficiency, more so than the jobs which are currently destroying our ecosystem....   [tags: Nature Ecosystem Science Biology Papers]
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Urbanization & Habitat Loss in the Fraser Valley as a Threat to Biodiversity - We don’t often stop to consider the impact that simply living our human lives has on the other species that once called our neighbourhoods their home. The Fraser Valley, “one of the most important and complex ecosystems in the country” (Thom, p. 171), has been dramatically altered to make a more convenient landscape for housing and farming. In this process, critical habitat has been destroyed and many species that were once abundant have disappeared from our area (Cuthbert p. 24). Urbanization is ongoing and is thought to be the most significant threat to the incredible biodiversity found throughout British Columbia, and particularly the population-dense Lower Mainland (Harding, p....   [tags: Flora&Fauna, Salmon Lifecycle]
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Global Assessment of Biodiversity and the Anthropogenic Impacts on Them - ... Sooty-headed Bulbul (beak to tail length: 20cm) is one of the open habitat (human habitats, scrubland, gardens and open-canopy agriculture) species that was a target for hunters in the region. It is common throughout its range in SE Asia from Myanmar to Java, Indonesia (Robson 2000). We conducted fieldwork from October 2013 to March 2014 (the non-breeding season). Within Xishuangbanna, three field sites of varying hunting pressure were selected for the study: 1) Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG; 1125 ha) where birds were not hunted....   [tags: conservationist biology] 2014 words
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Biodiversity - Biodiversity Imagine this: you step outside and feel the barren, rough, red Earth beneath your feet. There’s not a single plant in sight—no rustling of the leaves, no mighty towering trees to block the severe winds, and the scorching heat of the sun searing upon your face because there’s no shade. And when you take a whiff of air, you feel nothing filling up the space inside your lungs, liberating your body’s activities. What’s wrong with this picture. It’s not possible, of course. Even though plants aren’t the building blocks of life, they’re pretty close and without them, most of life wouldn’t exist—YOU wouldn’t exist....   [tags: plants extinction ecosystem]
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Problems in Maintaining Biodiversity in the Modern World - Problems in Maintaining Biodiversity in the Modern World Biodiversity is the term used to describe the range of habitats and variety of species of animals and plants within them. (2) The maintenance and increase of biodiversity is important to keep an environment stable. If there is a loss of biodiversity then a population of a species will decrease and can only breed with each other. However, as inbreeding takes place genetic defects are caused leading to populations gradually becoming extinct....   [tags: Papers] 490 words
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Adverse Impacts of Landscape Fragmentation on Biodiversity - Adverse Impacts of Landscape Fragmentation on Biodiversity Landscape fragmentation can impose devastating and irreversible consequences on the biodiversity of ecosystems. Because of the conflicting interests between ecology and human economic benefit, it has become increasingly important to find solutions for a harmonic balance. It is imperative for people to recognize the impacts of biodiversity loss and increased extinction of many species. These impacts must be understood in order to protect landscapes and the immense biodiversity they contain....   [tags: Environmental Ecosystems Essays]
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Positive Effects of Conservation Tillage - Positive Effects of Conservation Tillage For centuries farmers have used plowing as a tool for weed control, and in some cases to promote plant growth. At first man had used animals to pull plows and other equipment, with the invention of the tractor work that would normally be done with animals could be done more easily and quickly. Although plowing has been a common and widely used tool for managing weed control, there are many negative impacts associated with this method. Conservation tillage is a method where some of crop residues, if not all of crop residues, are left on the surface of the soil....   [tags: Agriculture Farming Farms Environment Essays]
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Biodiversity: The Variation of Life - Biodiversity can be defined simply as the variety of life. This can exist in a certain habitat, ecosystem, and even among the entire world. Most people may distinguish biodiversity as the species of living organisms which can breed among each other instead of the big picture presented by an entire ecosystem. For example, a local lake has species which interact and have certain connections to each other. There may be several species of plants surrounding the lake. Fish, reptiles, insects, and bacteria will live among each other....   [tags: significance and threats]
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Pollination, Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services - ... Desiccation happens due to the effect of the sun and wind, as ultraviolet radiation, and oxidation caused by the air, harm such fragility (Trivedi, 2006).The pollen is genetically very similar, or even, of the same variety, germination is inhibited. On the other hand, the pollen from the same plant is rendered ineffective to fertilization, self-pollination is impossible. In nature, everything is organized to effectively remove the "consanguinity" (Moore, Webb, & Collison, 1991). Pollination may be regarded as an ecosystem service, which is provided by the natural processes that take place during the travelling and feeding of bees....   [tags: powder, bees, ecosystems] 1125 words
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Invasive Species and Biodiversity - Although a natural effect, climate change has significance to impact invasive species and has many variables that make it fit to be its own category. The five main potential consequences of climate change that affect invasive species are the alteration transportation and introduction, climatic constraints, distributions of existing invasive species, impact of existing invasive species, and the effectiveness of management strategies (Hellmann et al., 2008). Each consequence isn’t the only one that can occur....   [tags: climate change, environmental issues]
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Biodiversity Hotspot of the Mountains of Central Asia - ... Habitat destruction is also caused by overgrazing. The majority of the area has been affected by overgrazing because the amount of livestock has been increasing recently. Due to the climate and open habitats, grazing is one of the major ways to produce food for the herds. More so, if the population of human increases, the amount of food needed will also increase. After the livestock eats most of grasses in a particular area, they move around to different areas to seek new resources for food....   [tags: ecosystems, populations, species] 1732 words
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Biodiversity on Earth: The Evolution of Homo Sapiens - Biodiversity Earth is home to millions of different species, but only one dominates. Us, the Homo sapiens. Our intellect, innovations and activities have altered our planet. Our cleverness, our ideations, and our activities now drive all the global problems we face. Since the beginning of Homo sapiens, we have greatly altered the supply of nutrients, the environmental composition, and diversity. During this time we have continuously added so much pressure that, in the next century, we may fall out of the envelope of which many species evolved....   [tags: little ice age, intellect, innovations] 694 words
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Latin America International Cooperative Biodiversity Group - Mission and Background The Latin American International Cooperative Biodiversity Group program (LA ICBG) was established to study semi-arid region biodiversity in Meso and South America in the hopes of discovering natural products suitable for pharmaceutical and pesticide development. It is the first ever large-scale drug discovery study of dryland biodiversity to be undertaken following the International Convention of Biodiversity. Initial findings from the study of semi-arid plants demonstrate potentials for medicines that would target infectious disease and cardiovascular and central nervous system disorders to name a few....   [tags: Biology ICBG Environmentalism]
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Amphibian Diversity of Sri Lanka - Biodiversity degradation are becoming one the worst global environmental catastrophes. Given the status of the world’s biological resources on which so much of human life depends, biodiversity loss is among the world’s most pressing crisis and there is growing global concern on slowing down population declines and extinctions (Wilson 1988; WHO 2005; McKinney et al. 2009; Soberon and Peterson 2009). The current estimation on the extinction rate ranges between 1,000 and 10,000 times higher than the natural rate (Kumar and Khanna 2008)....   [tags: Environmental Catastrophe, Biodiversity ] 669 words
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