Changing the Course of Biodiversity Conservation in the Caatinga of Northeastern Brazil

@article{Leal2005ChangingTC,
  title={Changing the Course of Biodiversity Conservation in the Caatinga of Northeastern Brazil},
  author={I. Leal and J. C. Silva and M. Tabarelli and T. Lacher},
  journal={Conservation Biology},
  year={2005},
  volume={19},
  pages={701-706}
}
  • I. Leal, J. C. Silva, +1 author T. Lacher
  • Published 2005
  • Geography
  • Conservation Biology
  • Abstract: The 735,000-km2 Caatinga is a mosaic of thorn scrub and seasonally dry forests, with more than 2000 species of vascular plants, fishes, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammals. Endemism in these groups varies from 7% to 57%. Inappropriate land use has already caused serious environmental damage and accelerating desertification, which is currently threatening about 15% of the region. Moreover, the rich and diversified biota of the Caatinga is poorly protected: only 11 reserves (<1% of… CONTINUE READING
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