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Biodiversity hotspots for conservation priorities
- N. Myers, R. Mittermeier, C. Mittermeier, G. Fonseca, J. Kent
- Environmental ScienceNature
- 24 February 2000
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.
Hotspots Revisited: Earth's Biologically Richest and Most Endangered Terrestrial Ecoregions
Habitat Loss and Extinction in the Hotspots of Biodiversity
The results suggest that the Eastern Arc and Coastal Forests of Tanzania-Kenya, Philippines, and Polynesia-Micronesia can least afford to lose more habitat and that, if current deforestation rates continue, the Caribbean, Tropical Andes, Philippines and Me- soamerica, Sundaland, Indo-Burma, Madagascar, and Choco-Darien-Western Ecuador will lose the most habitat in the near future.
Wilderness and biodiversity conservation
- R. Mittermeier, C. Mittermeier, C. Kormos
- Environmental ScienceProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
- 20 August 2003
This article finds that 24 wilderness areas, all > 1 million hectares, are > 70% intact and have human densities of less than or equal to five people per km2, and that global conservation strategy must target these five wildernesses while continuing to prioritize threatened biodiversity hotspots.
2000 IUCN red list of threatened species
The 2000 Red List combines animals and plants into a single list containing assessments of more that 18,000 taxa and there has been a significant increase in the number of species assessments.
Global Biodiversity Conservation: The Critical Role of Hotspots
Global changes, from habitat loss and invasive species to anthropogenic climate change, have initiated the sixth great mass extinction event in Earth’s history. As species become threatened and…
Global Biodiversity Conservation Priorities
It is hoped this synthesis improves understanding of these prioritization approaches and that it results in more efficient allocation of geographically flexible conservation funding.
Biodiversity Hotspots and Major Tropical Wilderness Areas: Approaches to Setting Conservation Priorities
- R. Mittermeier, N. Myers, J. Thomsen, G. A. D. da Fonseca, S. Olivieri
- Environmental Science
- 1 June 1998
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…
The Status of the World's Land and Marine Mammals: Diversity, Threat, and Knowledge
A comprehensive assessment of the conservation status and distribution of the world's mammals is presented, compiled by 1700+ experts, to suggest common mechanisms driving diversity and endemism across systems.
The Impact of Conservation on the Status of the World’s Vertebrates
Though the threat of extinction is increasing, overall declines would have been worse in the absence of conservation, and current conservation efforts remain insufficient to offset the main drivers of biodiversity loss in these groups.