Freshwater Protected Areas: Strategies for Conservation

@inproceedings{Saunders2002FreshwaterPA,
  title={Freshwater Protected Areas: Strategies for Conservation},
  author={Duncan L Saunders and Jessica J Meeuwig and Amanda Claire Jane Vincent},
  year={2002}
}
Freshwater species and habitats are among the most threatened in the world. One way in which this growing conservation concern can be addressed is the creation of freshwater protected areas. Here, we present three strategies for freshwater protected-area design and management: whole-catchment management, natu- ral-flow maintenance, and exclusion of non-native species. These strategies are based on the three primary threats to fresh waters: land-use disturbances, altered hydrologies, and… CONTINUE READING

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