Biodiversity: A Reference Handbook
This timely volume explores the multiple issues surrounding biological diversity. In addition to an overview of the major issues in biodiversity, this book features a chronology and biographical sketches of important individuals in the field. Readers also will find related statistics, documents, and illustrations, as well as a directory of organizations that includes web site addresses. A glossary and detailed listing of print and electronic sources complete an informative volume that students, librarians, policy makers, environmentalists, and others will welcome as an invaluable addition to academic and public libraries.
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Ex-situ Conservation Approaches If a species identified as endangered is "
charismatic" enough — in other words, if it has broad appeal — scientists may
intervene with an ex-situ conservation project. These are labor-intensive
approaches to ...
Ex-situ conservation projects are located in the same countries as the natural
habitat of the endangered species, and at botanic gardens, zoos, and aquaria
throughout the world. Two international networks that link ex-situ projects, the
... biological resources from natural habitats for ex-situ conservation purposes so
as not to threaten ecosystems and in-situ populations of species, except where
special temporary ex-situ measures are required under subparagraph (c) above;
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - KeithAkers - LibraryThing
This is a good book even if it is over a decade old. It gives a good overview of what biodiversity is. I liked the analysis of the different ways of defining biodiversity and what the threats are to ... Read full review
Biodiversity: a reference handbookUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Biological diversity, or biodiversity for short, is a hot topic. Early in this decade, only a handful of books on the subject were available; since the mid-1990s, however, as interest in such topics ... Read full review