Geog 121: Lecture 6

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  1. Biodiversity
    • -describes great variety of life
    • -1.5 million species
    • -13 million have not been characterized
  2. Convention on Biological Diversity
    • 1. Conservation of biodiversity
    • 2. Sustainable use of biodiversity
    • 3. Fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising
  3. World Economic Forum report
    • -Demonstrated unprecedented
    • -tight relationship between everything
    • -nothing works in isolation 
    • -fiscal crisis
    • -Highest risks that impact economy
    • 1. under-investment in infrastructure
    • 2. Chronic disease
    • 3. loss of biodiversity 
    • -market first
    • -security first
    • -policy first
    • -sustainability first
  4. How much of all natural environments have been converted by humans?
    almost 1/2
  5. Animals that are most under threat to climate change
    • 1. Amphibians
    • 2. Coral
  6. Drivers of biodiversity loss
    • 1. Population Growth
    • 2. Habitat destruction 
    • 3. invasive species
    • 4. over-exploitation
    • 5. climate change
    • 6. Pollution
  7. Why do we need biodiversity?
    • 1. Food security 
    • 2. Research-discovery of new machine
    • 3. Biological processes (ex. wind barriers)
    • 4. Organisms are interdependent (keystone)
    • 5. Aesthetic value
    • 6. Ecosystem services 
    • -$16-64 trillion can be saved globally
    • -Mangrove conversion
    • Shrimp farm = $ 1,122 ha/yr (what you see)
    • Mangrove = $10,882 ha/yr
  8. Non-native agricultural pests costs
    -$100 billion is lost per year
  9. 1998 Yangtze River Flooding
    • -killed over 4,00
    • -displaced millions
    • -bad policies
  10. Global Environmental Outlook (Geo-5)
    • -World leaders met
    • -community based conservation projection
    • 1. Solutions
    • -biological corridors
    • -sustainable agriculture
    • -restoration 
    • -payments for ecosystem services
    • -sustainable fishing
    • -hazardous waste recycling
    • -adaptation for disaster
  11. Cuba (Video)
    • -frozen in time
    • -wild landscapes have remained virtually untouched
    • -scientists get paid very little
    • -dedicated researchers (ex. sea turtles)
    • -stable government 
    • -corals are doing better than others
    • -when embargo is lifted, it could ruin this
  12. Ecotourism
    • -98% of tourism is detrimental to environment
    • -developing nations look at costa rica and try to mimic
  13. Ecotourism: Unintended consequences
    • -pollution
    • -extra use of resources
    • -plastic, sewage wast
  14. Altered environments
    • -paths cleared
    • -roads
    • -opens for poachers and other animals 
    • -poachers are scanning geo-tags from facebook pics
  15. Making it work
    • -getting community involved
    • -getting money back
    • -benefiting community: preserve culture, money for schools
    • -keeping natural environment intact and getting monetary value
  16. Chernobyl (video)
    • -what would happen to Earth if humanity no longer existed
    • -Pripyat, once home to 50,000 people is gradually being consumed by the wild.
    • -in the absence of man, life will continue

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