Conservation of Caribbean Island Herpetofaunas Volume 1: Conservation Biology and the Wider Caribbean

Author: Adrian Hailey,Byron Wilson,Julia Horrocks

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004183957

Category: Science

Page: 227

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Most of the islands of the Caribbean have long histories of herpetological exploration and discovery, and even longer histories of human-mediated environmental degradation. Collectively, they constitute a major biodiversity hotspot – a region rich in endemic species that are threatened with extinction. This two-volume series documents the existing status of herpetofaunas (including sea turtles) of the Caribbean, and highlights conservation needs and efforts. Previous contributions to West Indian herpetology have focused on taxonomy, ecology and evolution, particularly of lizards. This series provides a unique and timely review of the status and conservation of all groups of amphibians and reptiles in the region. This volume introduces the issues particularly affecting Caribbean herpetofaunas, and gives an overview of evolutionary and taxonomic patterns influencing their conservation.
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Conservation of Caribbean Island Herpetofaunas Volume 2: Regional Accounts of the West Indies

Author: Adrian Hailey,Byron Wilson,Julia Horrocks

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004194096

Category: Science

Page: 448

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Most of the islands of the Caribbean have long histories of herpetological exploration and discovery, and even longer histories of human-mediated environmental degradation. Collectively, they constitute a major biodiversity hotspot – a region rich in endemic species that are threatened with extinction. This two-volume series documents the existing status of herpetofaunas (including sea turtles) of the Caribbean, and highlights conservation needs and efforts. Previous contributions to West Indian herpetology have focused on taxonomy, ecology and evolution, particularly of lizards. This series provides a unique and timely review of the status and conservation of all groups of amphibians and reptiles in the region. This volume provides regional accounts of the islands of the West Indies biogeographic region.
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Human-Wildlife Conflict

Complexity in the Marine Environment

Author: Megan Draheim,Francine Madden,Julie-Beth McCarthy,Chris Parsons

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191510890

Category: Science

Page: 224

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Human-wildlife conflict (HWC) has classically been defined as a situation where wildlife impacts humans negatively (physically, economically, or psychologically), and where humans likewise negatively impact wildlife. However, there is growing consensus that the conflict between people about wildlife is as important as the conflict between people and wildlife. HWC not only affects the conservation of one species in a particular geographic area, but also impacts the willingness of an individual, a community, and wider society to support conservation programs in general. This book explores the complexity inherent in these situations, covering the theory, principles, and practical applications of HWC work, making it accessible and usable for conservation practitioners, as well as of interest to researchers more concerned with a theoretical approach to the subject. Through a series of case studies, the book's authors and editors tackle a wide variety of subjects relating to conflict, from the challenges of wicked problems and common pool resources, to the roles that storytelling and religion can play in conflict. Throughout the book, the authors work with a Conservation Conflict Transformation (CCT) approach, adapted from the peacebuilding field to address the reality of conservation today. The authors utilise one of CCT's key analytic components, the Levels of Conflict model, as a tool to provide insight into their case studies. Although the examples discussed are from the world of marine conservation, the lessons they provide are applicable to a wide variety of global conservation issues, including those in the terrestrial realm. Human-Wildlife Conflict will be essential reading for graduate students and established researchers in the field of marine conservation biology. It will also be a valuable reference for a global audience of conservation practitioners, wildlife managers, and other conservation professionals.
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Putting biodiversity on the map

priority areas for global conservation

Author: Colin J. Bibby

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biodiversity conservation

Page: 90

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Descreve como a grande variedade de espécies selvagens e únicas habitam uma parte muito pequena do mundo e os resultados reais da análise da distribuição de pássaros mostram padrões gerais e por regiões para descrever filiação política, altitude e habitats para cada Áreas de Pássaros Endêmicos (EBA).
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