Focal Species: A Multi‐Species Umbrella for Nature Conservation

  title={Focal Species: A Multi‐Species Umbrella for Nature Conservation},
  author={Robert J. Lambeck},
  journal={Conservation Biology},
  • R. Lambeck
  • Published 1 August 1997
  • Environmental Science
  • Conservation Biology
To prevent the further loss of species from landscapes used for productive enterprises such as agriculture, forestry, and grazing, it is necessary to determine the composition, quantity, and configuration of landscape elements required to meet the needs of the species present. I present a multi‐species approach for defining the attributes required to meet the needs of the biota in a landscape and the management regimes that should be applied. The approach builds on the concept of umbrella… 

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