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Biodiversity

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Achieving Biodiversity Protection in Megadiverse Countries A Comparative Assessment of Australia and Brazil

Achieving Biodiversity Protection in Megadiverse Countries A Comparative Assessment of Australia and Brazil

Author: Paul (University of New England, Australia) Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/04/2020

This volume systematically analyses why legal doctrines for the protection of biodiversity are not sufficiently effective. It examples implementation in Australia and Brazil, two megadiverse countries with very differing legal and cultural traditions and natural environments. Substantial effort goes into the development and interpretation of legal doctrines for the protection of biodiversity in national and international law. Despite this, biodiversity continues in steep decline. Nowhere is this more evident than in megadiverse countries, such as Australia and Brazil, who possess the greatest number and diversity of animals and plants on Earth. The book covers a wide range of topics, including farming, mining, marine environments, indigenous interests and governance. Achieving Biodiversity Protection in Megadiverse Countries highlights specific causes of underperformance in protecting diverse terrestrial and marine environments. It provides proposals for more effective implementation in these two jurisdictions, relevant to other megadiverse territories, and for biodiversity protection generally. Each chapter was written by teams of Australian and Brazilian authors, so that similar issues are considered across both jurisdictions, to provide both country-specific and generalisable insights. Achieving Biodiversity Protection in Megadiverse Countries will be of great interest to students and scholars of environmental law and governance and biodiversity conservation, as well as policymakers, practitioners and NGOs working in these fields.

Near East and North Africa Regional Synthesis for the State of the World's Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture

Near East and North Africa Regional Synthesis for the State of the World's Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2020

This overview of the state of biodiversity for food and agriculture in the Near East and North Africa region is based on reports received from nine of the region's countries, as well as on the outcomes of an informal regional consultation organized by FAO as part of the process leading to the preparation of The State of the World's Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture. The region is one of the world's main centres of origin of cultivated crops, and the cradle of a broad range of cereals, grasses, legumes, forage crops, oil- and fibre-producing plants, vegetables, herbs, spices and fruit trees. Several countries reported that changes in land and water use and management, invasive plant species, climate change, pollution, as well as war and armed conflicts had constituted major threats to plant, animal, forest and aquatic genetic resources. According to the report, countries highlighted the need to strengthen regional cooperation and establish transboundary initiatives for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity for food and agriculture. Priorities include network-building, improving regional coordination, policy development, awareness-raising, capacity building and improving the monitoring of biodiversity for food and agriculture.

An Advanced Textbook on Biodiversity Principles and Practice

An Advanced Textbook on Biodiversity Principles and Practice

Author: K.V. Krishnamurthy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/01/2020

The living marine resources of the Western Central Atlantic Vol. 2: Bivalves, gastropods, hagfishes, sharks, batoid fishes, and chimaeras

The living marine resources of the Western Central Atlantic Vol. 2: Bivalves, gastropods, hagfishes, sharks, batoid fishes, and chimaeras

This multivolume field guide covers the species of interest to fisheries of the major marine resource groups exploited in the Eastern Central Atlantic. The area of coverage includes FAO fishing area 34 and part of 47. The marine resource groups included are bivalves, gastropods, chitons, cephalopods, stomatopods, shrimps, lobsters, crabs, hagfishes, sharks, batoid fishes, chimaeras, bony fishes and sea turtles. The introductory chapter outlines the environmental, ecological, and biogeographical factors influencing the marine biota, and the basic components of the fisheries in the Eastern Central Atlantic. Within the field guide, the sections on the re source groups are arranged phylogenetically according to higher taxonomic levels such as class, order, and family. Each resource group is introduced by general re marks on the group, an illustrated section on technical terms and measurements, and a key or guide to orders or families. Each family generally has an account summarizing family diagnostic characters, bi o logical and fisheries in formation, notes on similar families occur ring in the area, a key to species, a check list of species, and a short list of relevant literature. Families that are less important to fisheries include an abbreviated family ac count and no de tailed species in formation. Species in the important families are treated in detail (arranged alphabetically by genus and species) and include the species name, frequent synonyms and names of similar species, an illustration, FAO common name(s), diagnostic characters, biology and fisheries in formation, notes on geo graphical distribution, and a distribution map. For less important species, abbreviated accounts are used. Generally, this includes the species name, FAO common name(s), an illustration, a distribution map, and notes on biology, fisheries, and distribution. Each volume concludes with its own index of scientific and common names.

The living marine resources of the Western Central Atlantic Vol. 4: Bony fishes part 2 (Perciformes to Tetradontiformes) and Sea turtles

The living marine resources of the Western Central Atlantic Vol. 4: Bony fishes part 2 (Perciformes to Tetradontiformes) and Sea turtles

This multivolume field guide covers the species of interest to fisheries of the major marine resource groups exploited in the Eastern Central Atlantic. The area of coverage includes FAO fishing area 34 and part of 47. The marine resource groups included are bivalves, gastropods, chitons, cephalopods, stomatopods, shrimps, lobsters, crabs, hagfishes, sharks, batoid fishes, chimaeras, bony fishes and sea turtles. The introductory chapter outlines the environmental, ecological, and biogeographical factors influencing the marine biota, and the basic components of the fisheries in the Eastern Central Atlantic. Within the field guide, the sections on the re source groups are arranged phylogenetically according to higher taxonomic levels such as class, order, and family. Each resource group is introduced by general re marks on the group, an illustrated section on technical terms and measurements, and a key or guide to orders or families. Each family generally has an account summarizing family diagnostic characters, bi o logical and fisheries in formation, notes on similar families occur ring in the area, a key to species, a check list of species, and a short list of relevant literature. Families that are less important to fisheries include an abbreviated family account and no de tailed species in formation. Species in the important families are treated in detail (arranged alphabetically by genus and species) and include the species name, frequent synonyms and names of similar species, an illustration, FAO common name(s), diagnostic characters, biology and fisheries in formation, notes on geo graphical distribution, and a distribution map. For less important species, abbreviated accounts are used. Generally, this includes the species name, FAO common name(s), an illustration, a distribution map, and notes on biology, fisheries, and distribution. Each volume concludes with its own index of scientific and common names.

The living marine resources of the Western Central Atlantic Vol. 3: Bony fishes part 1 (Elopiformes to Scorpaeniformes)

The living marine resources of the Western Central Atlantic Vol. 3: Bony fishes part 1 (Elopiformes to Scorpaeniformes)

This multivolume field guide covers the species of interest to fisheries of the major marine resource groups exploited in the Eastern Central Atlantic. The area of coverage includes FAO fishing area 34 and part of 47. The marine resource groups included are bivalves, gastropods, chitons, cephalopods, stomatopods, shrimps, lobsters, crabs, hagfishes, sharks, batoid fishes, chimaeras, bony fishes and sea turtles. The introductory chapter outlines the environmental, ecological, and biogeographical factors influencing the marine biota, and the basic components of the fisheries in the Eastern Central Atlantic. Within the field guide, the sections on the re source groups are arranged phylogenetically according to higher taxonomic levels such as class, order, and family. Each resource group is introduced by general re marks on the group, an illustrated section on technical terms and measurements, and a key or guide to orders or families. Each family generally has an account summarizing family diagnostic characters, bi o logical and fisheries in formation, notes on similar families occur ring in the area, a key to species, a check list of species, and a short list of relevant literature. Families that are less important to fisheries include an abbreviated family account and no de tailed species in formation. Species in the important families are treated in detail (arranged alphabetically by genus and species) and include the species name, frequent synonyms and names of similar species, an illustration, FAO common name(s), diagnostic characters, biology and fisheries in formation, notes on geo graphical distribution, and a distribution map. For less important species, abbreviated accounts are used. Generally, this includes the species name, FAO common name(s), an illustration, a distribution map, and notes on biology, fisheries, and distribution. Each volume concludes with its own index of scientific and common names.

Biodiversity Law, Policy and Governance

Biodiversity Law, Policy and Governance

Author: Usha Tandon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/12/2019

Conservation of biodiversity is a fundamental concern towards securing a sustainable future. This volume argues that despite various domestic and international policies and legal frameworks on biodiversity conservation - be it forest, wildlife, marine, coastal, etc. - their implementation suffers from many deficiencies. It explores the factors that hinder effective implementation of these policies and frameworks. It also analyses existing laws, both international and domestic, to identify inherent problems in the existing legal system. The book maintains that careful adherence to established procedures and protocols, public awareness, filling the lacuna in legal framework, and a strong political will are sine qua non for effective conservation of biodiversity and sustainable development. The volume defends the protection of traditional knowledge and participation of indigenous communities along with reinforcements of intellectual property in this regard. It also commends the role played by the Indian judiciary, especially the Supreme Court of India and India's National Green Tribunal for the preservation and enhancement of natural resources by applying established as also evolving principles of environmental law. This book will be useful to scholars and researchers of environmental studies, development studies, policy studies and law related to biodiversity and conservation.

The Struggle for Existence A Classic of Mathematical Biology and Ecology

The Struggle for Existence A Classic of Mathematical Biology and Ecology

Author: G. F. Gause Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2019

Altered Ecosystems

Altered Ecosystems

Author: Judith Rosales Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2019

Altered Ecosystems talks about the ecosystem, biodiversity and ecological alterations, the ecological relationship between water and soil. It further comprises the major causes of biodiversity loss, wildlife responses to modified natural habitats and change in soil, streams and rivers. This book also discusses about measures of biodiversity conservation, human and disturbance ecology, alterations caused to health of humans by disturbances and migration of humans and its subsequent effects on ecological disturbances. It also provides the reader with the basic concept of ecosystem and biodiversity in order to analyze the relationship between water and soil and recognize the causes of biodiversity loss and responses of wildlife to the altered natural habitats.