biological conservation Articles

  • Determining Proper Cooling Tower Size

    To maximize water-based cooling tower benefits, the appropriate tower size must be selected, requiring the identification of several critical factors. Cooling towers are a relatively inexpensive and reliable way of expelling heat from a number of industrial processes, including nuclear & thermal power plants, petroleum refineries, petrochemical plants, food processing plants, as well as HVAC ...


    By Delta Cooling Towers, Inc

  • Species, Data, and Conservation Planning

    Extinction is irreversible. The restoration of habitats, ecological processes, and ecosystem services is complex but possible (Dobson et al. 1997a). We cannot, however, restore the building blocks of those higher levels of biological organization once species go extinct. For this reason, above all, we must consider minimization of the species extinction rateour most urgent target and the measure ...


  • Impact of globalisation on biodiversity conservation

    Biodiversity is generally described at three levels – diversity of ecosystems, diversity of species, and diversity of genes. Biodiversity is both a scientific and a political concept, embracing a trinity of globally-agreed objectives such as conservation of biodiversity, sustainable use of biological resources, and equitable sharing of the benefits arising from this use. This paper describes ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Opinion: The Convention on biological diversity: will The decisions made at cop10 in nagoya make it Easier to conserve biodiversity?

    Keywords: Convention on Biological Diversity, COP10, conservation of biodiversity, ecosystem services, Strategic Plan 2011-2020, Nagoya Protocol, access and benefit sharing. Resource Mobilisation Strategy, nature conservation, protected areas, invasive alien species, mountain zones, wetlands, marine and coastal biodiversity, sustainable use of biodiversity, ecosystem approach The ...


  • “Novel ecosystems” are a Trojan horse for conservation

    They provide a license to trash nature if they provide ecosystem services Conservation biology and restoration ecology have been roiled by a bandwagon termed “novel ecosystems,” heralded as the “new ecological world order” in a manifesto published in 2006 by several ecologists headed by Richard Hobbs, then editor in chief of the journal ...


    By Ensia

  • Wind & solar energy and nature conservation

    Climate change and the degradation of ecosystems and biodiversity cannot be solved in isolation. Land and marine ecosystems play a crucial role in the climate system, capturing roughly half of carbon dioxide emissions generated by human activities (UNEP, 2009). Protecting biodiversity preserves ecosystem services that are important for regulating the climate and helping us to adapt to the impacts ...

  • Protection of nature and biological diversity in Turkey

    This paper focuses on the Turkish legislation regarding protection of nature and biological diversity. As it is known, biological resources are vital for the humanity's survival and for the economic and social development of nations. However, biological diversity is under threat around the world. Nevertheless issues regarding food, clean water, healthy environment, production and consumption are ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Agro-Biodiversity Conservation in Europe: Ethical Issues

    While it is commonly acknowledged that the ecosystemic, and the inter- and intra-specific diversity of natural life is under threat of being irremediably lost, there is much less awareness that the diversity in agro-ecosystems is also under threat. This paper is focused on the biodiverse agro-ecosystems generated by landraces (LRs), i.e., farmer-developed populations of cultivated species that ...


    By Springer

  • Wildlife In Trust: A Hundred Years Of Nature Conservation

    Keywords: Wildlife Trusts, nature conservation, Society for the Promotion of Nature Reserves, Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts The Wildlife Trusts, collectively, are one of the biggest voluntary players in the wildlife conservation movement in the UK. Wildlife Trusts cover the whole of the UK; membership is 800,000 and growing. The Wildlife Trusts celebrate the centenary of the movement ...


  • Learning about biosafety in Mexico: between competitiveness and conservation

    This article briefly describes the current state of agricultural biotechnology in Mexico, and discusses the country's main food and agricultural policies implemented in the last decade. Mexico's position in the international biosafety panorama is very complex: it is the only member of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) that ratified the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety and must ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Biodiversity and its conservation in the Sundarban Mangrove Ecosystem

    Abstract.  The Sundarban, covering about one million ha in the delta of the rivers Ganga, Brahmaputra and Meghna is shared between Bangladesh (~60%) and India (~40%), and is the world’s largest coastal wetland. The area experiences a subtropical monsoonal climate with an annual rainfall of 1,600–1,800 mm and severe cyclonic storms. Enormous amounts of sediments carried by the rivers ...


    By Springer

  • Legislation: New Approaches to Nature Conservation in the UK

    Keywords: nature conservation, protected areas, ecosystems approach, ecosystem services, species protection, marine conservation zones, Natural Environment Framework, 2010 Biodiversity Targets, EU Biodiversity Strategy, Law Commission Despite the enactment of several pieces of legislation on nature conservation over the last 30 years,1 the basic components of nature conservation law have ...


  • Mudbank - Responsible business supporting biodiversity and flyway conservation

    Mudbank is an innovative approach for business to support the conservation of wetlands and migratory waterbirds around the globe. To offset the impact of development projects, Mudbank invests on behalf of companies in the permanent protection of important coastal habitat along migratory flyways. It is designed to be an option in the Mitigation Hierarchy—and not just an “in lieu ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Why degraded reefs could be the future of ocean conservation

    When there’s not enough pristine habitat left to save an ecosystem, it’s time to take a new look at less-than-perfect places. When you think of a nature preserve, chances are you picture a tract of pristine, healthy wilderness, set aside in order to protect a functioning ecosystem. But what if not much remains of the ecosystem you want to protect? A new proposal by an ...


    By Ensia

  • Conservation is complicated, and all approaches need to be on the table

    Dispatches from the front line suggest an important role for a novel ecosystem approach to conservation In a recent essay in this magazine, Daniel Simberloff and co-authors liken the novel ecosystem concept to “a Trojan horse for ...


    By Ensia

  • Zero Effluent by Application of Biological Treatment at High Temperature

    For the production of high quality corrugated medium and test liner it has been shown since 1995 at a new large size mill in Germany, that no or practically no effluent discharge is necessary when the process water is treated in an anaerobic/aerobic conventional treatment plant, which is followed by sand filtration. In this paper, three different projects are described which show, that the number ...


    By Paques B.V.

  • Comparative analysis on biological diversity and institutional management of the Marshlands of Southern Iraq

    Framework and goal of the comparative analysis The government of Iraq, assisted by UNESCO, UNEP and IUCN, is currently preparing the nomination of the Iraqi or Mesopotamian Marshlands as a World Heritage site under the name Marshlands of Southern Iraq. Wetlands International was requested by UNEP-DTIE-IETC to carry out an independent comparative analysis of the Marshlands of Southern Iraq ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Crossing borders and linking plural knowledge: biodiversity conservation, ecosystem services and human well–being

    The challenges we face today in terms of local, regional and global environmental changes and pressures on biodiversity can only be addressed with a close coupling of approaches from natural and social sciences together with local knowledge. The authors emphasise that biodiversity research and intervention should integrate this new comprehensive perspective, bringing together biological sciences, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Conserving pool-breeding amphibians in human-dominated landscapes through local implementation of Best Development Practices

    Abstract  Seasonal forest pools in the northeastern USA are unique ecosystems whose functions are intimately associated with adjacent upland habitats. This connection, coupled with their small size and ephemeral surface water, has made conservation of pool resources challenging. Seasonal pools provide optimal breeding habitat for animals adapted to temporary waters including ambystomatid ...


  • Volunteers in Marine Conservation Monitoring: a Study of the Distribution of Seahorses Carried Out in Collaboration with Recreational Scuba Divers

    Abstract: Seahorses ( Hippocampus) live in tropical and temperate waters. Habitat degradation and fishery overexploitation have led to drastic population declines on a global scale. Population monitoring is therefore essential to determine current status and manage conservation. In this first study in Italian waters on the geographic and ecological distribution of the two ...


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