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Biodiversity Hotspots and Major Tropical Wilderness Areas: Approaches to Setting Conservation Priorities
The accelerating and potentially catastrophic loss of biotic diversity is unlike other environmental threats because it is irreversible. Given the rapid loss of biodiversity and limited resourcesExpand
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Hotspots: Earth's Biologically Richest and Most Endangered Terrestrial Ecoregions
Polynesia, the mountains of south-central China, the coastal forest of Tanzania, New Zealand - all are breathtakingly beautiful sites with a crucial fact in common. They are four of the Earth's 25Expand
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Viable Populations for Conservation
Preface 1. Introduction Michael E. Soule 2. The demography of chance extinction Daniel Goodman 3. Extinction models and mammalian persistence Gary E. Belovsky 4. Minimum viable population size in theExpand
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Environmental Refugees
There are fast-growing numbers of people who can no longer gain a secure livelihood in their homelands because of drought, soil erosion, desertification, deforestation and other environmentalExpand
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The flux of carbon from terrestrial ecosystems to the atmosphere in 1980 due to changes in land use: geographic distribution of the global flux
Recent analyses of land-use change in the tropical regions and in the temperate and boreal regions of the earth were combined to yield a global estimate of 1.0 - 2.6 x 10I5 g C for the net release ofExpand
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Conversion Of Tropical Moist Forests
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Environmental Exodus: An Emergent Crisis in the Global Arena
From 1985-1992, the numbers of officially recognized refugees has sharply risen from 10 million to over 23 million people plus an additional 30 million or more people considered "internallyExpand
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Deforestation rates in tropical forests and their climatic implications : by Norman Myers
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The Population Explosion
In 1968 The Population Bomb warned of impending disaster if the population explosion was not brought under control. Then the fuse was burning; now the population bomb has detonated. Since 1968 atExpand
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