• Unit 6-Conservation of biodiversity

    Key points:
    • Species and habitats should be preserved for many reasons, based on economic, commercial, ethical and aesthetic grounds.
    • Both gorernmental and non-governmental organizations work to preserve biodiversity and protect ecosystems.  They act in different ways but have similar goals.
    • Criteria are used to design protected areas based on the principles of island biogeography.
    • Species-based conservation has both strenghts and weaknesses.
    Key words:
    conservation preservation biorights
    WCS Red Lists WWF
    Greenpeace extinct endangered
    vulnerable threatened protected areas
    corridors fragmentation island biogeography
    captive breeding seed banks habitat conservation
    species conservation

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