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Teri M Conservation

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Teri Mitton

on 1 May 2018

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conservation Biology
1.8 million species have been described and formally named.
Estimates for total extant species 10 to 200 million
Species loss is estimated to 1,000 times higher than at any time in the past 100,000 years.
Habitat Destruction
Habitat Fragmentation
Introduced Species
Disruption of Interaction Networks
50% of Land Surfaces have been altered by humans
Humans use over 50% of all accessible fresh water.
If the current world value for r (1.2%) remains unchanged, the world population would grow from its current 6.6 billion to 9.3 billion over the next 43 years (2050).
Population Conservation
The Extinction Vortex
The Greater Prarie Chicken Project
The Grizzly Bear Project
Red-Cockaded Woodpecker Project
Regional and Landscape Conservation
Fragmentation and Edges
artificial corridors
Amazon Rain Forest Fragments
Biotic boundaries and MVP
Worldwide Ecology
Truckee River, Nevada
Kissimmee River, Florida
Tropical Dry Forest, Costa Rica
Rhine River, Europe
Succulent Karoo, South Africa
Coastal Japan
Sustainable Development
Costa Rica
Why we should care......
Human Impact
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