Capturing biodiversity: selecting priority areas for conservation using different criteria

@article{Bonn2004CapturingBS,
  title={Capturing biodiversity: selecting priority areas for conservation using different criteria},
  author={Aletta Bonn and Kevin J. Gaston},
  journal={Biodiversity & Conservation},
  year={2004},
  volume={14},
  pages={1083-1100}
}
International treaties call for the protection of biodiversity in all its manifestations, including ecosystem and species diversities. The selection of most priority area networks focuses, however, primarily on species richness and occurrence. The effectiveness of this approach in capturing higher order manifestations of biodiversity, that is ecosystem and environmental diversity patterns, remains poorly understood. Using a case study of birds and environmental data from South Africa and… CONTINUE READING
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