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Biodiversity hotspots for conservation priorities
TLDR
A ‘silver bullet’ strategy on the part of conservation planners, focusing on ‘biodiversity hotspots’ where exceptional concentrations of endemic species are undergoing exceptional loss of habitat, is proposed.
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 resources
Threatened biotas: "Hot spots" in tropical forests
  • N. Myers
  • Biology, Medicine
    The Environmentalist
  • 1988
TLDR
10 areas that, a) are characterised by exceptional concentrations of species with high levels of endemism and b) are experiencing unusually rapid rates of depletion are identified, so conservationists can engage in a more systematised response to the challenge of largescale extinctions impending in tropical forests.
Tracking the ecological overshoot of the human economy
TLDR
It is indicated that human demand may well have exceeded the biosphere's regenerative capacity since the 1980s and humanity's load corresponded to 70% of the capacity of the global biosphere in 1961, and grew to 120% in 1999.
Economic Reasons for Conserving Wild Nature
TLDR
It is estimated that the overall benefit:cost ratio of an effective global program for the conservation of remaining wild nature is at least 100:1.
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 25
The biodiversity challenge: Expanded hot-spots analysis
  • N. Myers
  • Biology, Medicine
    The Environmentalist
  • 1990
TLDR
By concentrating on these hot-spot areas where needs are greatest and where the pay-off from safeguard measures would be greatest, conservationists can engage in a more systematised response to the challenge of large scale impending extinctions.
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 environmental
Environmental refugees: a growing phenomenon of the 21st century.
  • N. Myers
  • Political Science, Medicine
    Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society…
  • 29 April 2002
TLDR
The total number of environmental refugees could well double by the year 2010, and increase steadily for a good while thereafter as growing numbers of impoverished people press ever harder on overloaded environments.
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