Biodiversity Conservation In Ecosystem Resources

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1.0 Introduction The loss of biodiversity through urban sprawl is expected growing in coming the decade. It can be viewed as a result of expansion of human society and economic development. The main objective of this study is to investigate best practice management for biodiversity conservation in peri-urban areas contributes to better ecosystem service. 1.1 Why biodiversity is important A fundamental constituent in the provision of ecosystem services is biodiversity. The role of organisms in energy and material cycles provide a variety of services, some of which include: food and the provision of clean air and water (Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts 2009). Therefore the production and supply of essential services is directly influenced by any potential changes or loss of biodiversity – which will in turn affect ecological, economic and social systems ability to respond and adapt to future global pressures. The relationship between biodiversity and the production of ecosystem services is highly complex and remains a subject of scientific debates (Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts 2009). Currently a variety of key issues have been recognised, some of which include: • When determining the capacity of an ecosystem to produce services the combination of species is highly important. Rather than attempting to maximize species numbers it is critical to conserve or restore the structure and thus the functioning of an ecosystem. • It remains unclear the degree of biodiversity richness necessary to maintaining the production of ecosystem services. It is predicted that ecosystem richness will provide natural insurance against future loss of ecosystem services. • As previously mentioned... ... middle of paper ... ...s for SEQ. 5.0 Conclusion In Conclusion, this research identifies and confirms the study’s objectives: discussing the issue relevant principles to the issue under investigation and providing background information on the research area. Moreover, establishing and describing best practice for the biodiversity conservation in peri-urban areas to improve ecosystem service prevision. Any feedback received through this phase will be taken into consideration for the subsequent report. The Phase Four will consider options available for strategic framework to address ecosystem services issue in SEQ and its regional landscape. Further, also evaluate alternative strategic management framework. These will achieve through identify any ruling criteria, describe the option, consider broad policy themes and identify any impacts associated with the implementation of the option.
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