A Practitioner's Guide to Freshwater Biodiversity by Nicole Silk, Kristine Ciruna

By Nicole Silk, Kristine Ciruna

A Practitioner's consultant to Freshwater Biodiversity Conservation brings jointly wisdom and adventure from conservation practitioners and specialists world wide to aid readers comprehend the worldwide problem of protecting biodiversity in freshwater ecosystems. extra importantly, it bargains particular innovations and recommendations for managers to take advantage of in developing new conservation tasks or bettering the effectiveness of present initiatives.The e-book: deals an figuring out of basic matters by means of explaining how ecosystems are established and the way they help biodiversity; presents particular details and methods for opting for parts such a lot wanting safeguard; examines promising ideas that could support lessen biodiversity loss; and describes layout concerns and techniques for measuring good fortune inside an adaptive administration framework.The ebook attracts on event and information received in the course of a five-year venture of the character Conservancy referred to as the Freshwater Initiative, which introduced jointly various practitioners to create a studying laboratory for checking out rules, methods, instruments, concepts, and methods.For pros concerned with land or water management-including country and federal corporation employees, scientists and researchers operating with conservation enterprises, scholars and school concerned with freshwater concerns or biodiversity conservation, and policymakers desirous about environmental issues-the publication represents a tremendous new resource of knowledge, principles, and techniques.

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72 pp. L. Hamilton and B. Harvey. 1997. Global freshwater biodiversity: Striving for the integrity of freshwater ecosystems. Sea Wind 11(3): 1–140p. SSC/IUCN Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment Programme. 1998. htm World Conservation Monitoring Centre. 2000. Global Biodiversity: Earth’s living resources in the 21st century. By: B. D. Jenkins. World Conservation Press, Cambridge, UK. Chapter 3 Focusing Freshwater Conservation Efforts Mark Bryer, David Braun, Mary Khoury, and Jonathan Higgins OVERVIEW AND LEARNING OBJECTIVES Limited financial and human resources as well as restricted technical and other capacity require conservation practitioners to choose where to direct their abilities to most effectively accomplish biodiversity conservation.

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Certain water systems, particularly in the tropics, are extremely rich in species. Many species are restricted to single lakes or river basins. Endemic fish species are the basis of important fisheries in inland waters in tropical and temperate zones. Vertebrates: amphibians Frogs, toads, newts, salamanders, caecilians. Require freshwater habitats. Larvae of most species need water for development Some frogs, salamanders, and caecilians are entirely aquatic; generally in streams, small rivers, and pools.

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