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maintenance of biodiversity
concentration on spatial distributions or temporal patterns and historical events affecting conservation of biodiversity
The value of conservation
- 1. Economic
- 2. Spiritual-ethical
ecologically sustainable tourism
species that are likely to become endangered
naturally rare or locally depleted by humans
are those considered in imminent danger of extinction.
leading cause of species endangerment
- -how ranges of animal distribution shink over time
- -Ex. Giant panda
Biodiversity "hot spots"
- regions with very high natural biodiversity
International aspects of conservation
-Conservation on Internatioaln trade in endangered species
- -protection of species and protection of the ecosystem
- -protecting these species helps protect others
rebuild an ecosytem
build up of an ecosystem after a disturbance (mining construction etc), isn’t necessarily an original ecosystem, which existed prior to human interference.
simulates germination of forests
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