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  Ecoregion conservation status   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Conservation status of the Global 200 ecoregions is used to classify ecoregions into one of three broad categories: "critical/endangered", "vulnerable", or "relatively stable/relatively intact".
The conservation status of terrestrial ecoregions is noted : CE for critical or endangered, V for vulnerable, and RS for relatively stable or intact.
Conservation status was based on landscape (or equivalent for freshwater and marine ecoregions), such as total habitat loss, habitat fragmentation, degree of degradation, degree of protection needed, degree of urgency for conservation needs, types of conservation practiced or required.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/ecoregion_conservation_status   (302 words)

  
 Ecoregion conservation status -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Conservation status of the (Click link for more info and facts about Global 200) Global 200 (Click link for more info and facts about ecoregion) ecoregions is used to classify ecoregions into one of three broad categories: "critical/endangered",
The conservation status of (Click link for more info and facts about terrestrial ecoregion) terrestrial ecoregions is noted : CE for critical or endangered, V for vulnerable, and RS for relatively stable or intact.
Conservation status was based on landscape (or equivalent for freshwater and marine ecoregions), such as total (The type of environment in which an organism or group normally lives or occurs) habitat loss, habitat fragmentation, degree of degradation, degree of protection needed, degree of urgency for conservation needs, and types of conservation practiced or required.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/e/ec/ecoregion_conservation_status.htm   (346 words)

  
 Terrestrial ecoregion
Ecoregions are defined by the World Wildlife Fund as "relatively large units of land or water containing a distinct assemblage of natural communities and species, with boundaries that approximate the original extent of natural communities prior to major land-use change".
Terrestrial ecoregions are land ecoregions, as distinct from freshwater ecoregions and marine ecoregions.
Ecoregions are classified by biome type, which are the major global plant communities determined by rainfall and climate.
www.kiwipedia.com /en/terrestrial-ecoregions.html   (380 words)

  
 Ecoregion conservation status - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The conservation status of terrestrial ecoregions is noted : CE for critical or endangered, V for vulnerable, and RS for relatively stable or intact.
This latter represents an estimation of the current and future ability of the ecoregion to sustain ecological viability and to react to environmental changes.
It may also help identify the origin of invasive species, and offer leverage for slowing down or stopping the intrusion and settling of the latter.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ecoregion_conservation_status   (266 words)

  
 WWF Indochina Programme
Because ecoregions are designed as far as possible to be biologically coherent, it is possible to set more meaningful goals to conserve biodiversity that focus on populations, processes and ecological phenomena and threats important to the region.
Ecoregion conservation develops large-scale strategies for 'ecoregions' to ensure that entire ecological processes are maintained.
Ecoregion conservation aims to develop conservation strategies that incorporate both biological and socio-economic viewpoints, resulting in visionary, innovative and ambitious plans.
www.wwfindochina.org /conservation/eap-intro.htm   (382 words)

  
 Terrestrial Ecoregions -- Chocó-Darién moist forests (NT0115)
The ecoregion of the wet forests of Chocó-Darién extends from eastern Panama, in the provinces of Darién and Kuna-Yala, along almost the entire Pacific Coast of Colombia, in the departments of Chocó, Cauca, Valle del Cauca, and Nariño.
There are three principal geomorphologic types in the ecoregion: alluvial plains of recent origin, low mountains formed by the relatively recent dissection of sediments from the tertiary and pleistocene periods, and the complexes in mountain areas consisting of mesozoic rocks (West 1957).
Most of the ecoregion has typical lateritic soils with reddish clay, although the soils are younger and less leached in some areas, especially close to the base of the Andes and in the floodplains of the major rivers.
worldwildlife.org /wildworld/profiles/terrestrial/nt/nt0115_full.html   (2886 words)

  
 Conservation status : Vulnerable   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Conservation status of the Global 200 ecoregions is used to classify ecoregions into one of three broad categories: "critical/endangered","vulnerable", or "relatively stable/relatively intact".
The conservation status of terrestrial ecoregions isn'ted : CE for critical or endangered, V for vulnerable, and RS for relatively stable or intact.
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www.termsdefined.net /vu/vulnerable.html   (419 words)

  
 Science Fair Projects - Arabian Desert and East Sahero-Arabian xeric shrublands
This ecoregion is the largest on the Arabian Peninsula.
Overgrazing by livestock, off-road driving, human destruction of habitat are the main threats to this desert ecoregion.
This ecoregion was victim of a massive economic-environmental : the sabotage of Kuwait oil facilities that caused vast oil spills and the release of toxins into the atmosphere in the 1990s.
www.all-science-fair-projects.com /science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/Arabian_Desert   (1134 words)

  
 Wikipedia:WikiProject Ecoregions - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
We believe thinking ecoregion instead of political geography (ie, borders between "regions" being defined by the political borders of nations) is a better way to solve some global issues.
Superimposing the ecozones on that, and the subordinate rivers flowing to each ocean through them, and then the ecoregions on the surface, is the only objective way to break down the Earth's biosphere without cognizance of political boundaries or languages.
Translating the ecoregions and rivers into Latin isn't hard for those that have multiple names and were colonized by Europeans.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Ecoregions   (1013 words)

  
 Global 200   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The WWF assigns a conservation status to each ecoregion in the Global 200: critical or endangered; vulnerable; and relatively stable or intact.
WWF say ecoregions could be considered as conservation units at regional scale because they meet similar biological communities.
Selection of the ecoregions was based on analyses of species richness, species endemism, unique higher taxa, unusual ecological or evolutionary phenomena, and global rarity of major habitat type.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/global_200   (733 words)

  
 Advances in Ecoregional Conservation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Ecoregions are basically regional ecosystems: relatively large areas of land or water that harbor characteristic species, communities, ecological phenomena and processes, and environmental conditions.
The conservation status of ecoregions was based on an assessment of landscape and ecosystem-level features such as habitat loss, habitat fragmentation, the size and number of large blocks of habitat, the degree of protection, and current and potential threats.
Different combinations of biological distinctiveness and conservation status were used to prioritize ecoregions for conservation action and identify the most appropriate suite of conservation activities to be undertaken within them.
egj.lib.uidaho.edu /egj09/noss1.html   (4072 words)

  
 Terrestrial Ecoregions -- Central Deccan Plateau dry deciduous forests (IM0201)
This ecoregion represents the Hardwickia-dominated woodlands in the central Deccan Plateau, a vegetation type that is distinct from the teak (Tectona grandis) or sal (Shorea robusta) dominated dry forests that cover most of the Deccan Plateau.
The ecoregion's conservation status was changed from vulnerable to endangered because of the projected impacts of the human population on the remaining forest blocks
The Hardwickia-dominated woodlands represented by this ecoregion extend across the Deccan Plateau South (6A) and Central Plateau (6B) biotic provinces identified by Rodgers and Panwar (1988).
worldwildlife.org /wildworld/profiles/terrestrial/im/im0201_full.html   (1048 words)

  
 Priority-Setting For Biodiversity Conservation
Therefore, an ecoregional priority-setting process is primarily intended to help guide the timing, sequence, and level of effort of different conservation activities, and not to diminish or deflect conservation efforts in areas of less immediate priority.
Conservation of blocks of natural habitat large enough to be responsive to large-scale periodic disturbances and long-term change.
Unlike other studies determining conservation status, we would not emphasize the presence or extent of protected areas as a first filter because the distribution of protected areas does not necessarily reflect the current configuration of original habitat nor the integrity of ecosystems over the entire landscape.
science.hq.nasa.gov /earth-sun/science/biodiversity/paper2.html   (4151 words)

  
 Appalachian Mountains chapter for Conservation International book on Wilderness
While enlightened conservation policy and management practices have replaced those of the region's haunting past, we must overcome new threats to restore and maintain healthy wilderness.
A century after President Theodore Roosevelt and others first advocated that conservation for future generations should be part of public policy, much of the region is again forested, its air cleaner, its water less polluted, its biodiversity in recovery.
Regional conservation groups, such as the Southern Appalachian Forest Coalition and the Northern Forest Alliance, have devoted years of research to identifying remaining natural areas and the means by which they can be consolidated, restored, and sustained.
www.discoverlife.org /co   (4473 words)

  
 Ecoregion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Another way of looking at an ecoregion is a "recurring pattern of ecosystems associated with characteristic combinations of soil and landform that characterise that region" (Brunckhorst, 2000).
Others have defined ecoregions as areas of ecological potential based on combinations of biophysical parameters such as climate and topography.
The biodiversity of flora, fauna and ecosystems that characterise an ecoregion tend to be distinct from that of other ecoregions.
www.kiwipedia.com /en/ecoregions.html   (358 words)

  
 PART II - Ecoregion Unit Descriptions
This Ecodomain covers the southern interior plateau and is an extension of the dry climate regime that occupies the interior of northern Mexico and the northwestern United States.
The Okanogan Highland Ecoregion is a transitional mountain area lying between the Columbia Basin to the south and the Columbia Mountains to the northeast.
It is the northern extent of an Ecoregion that extends along the east slope of the Cascade Range from the Columbia River.
srmwww.gov.bc.ca /ecology/ecoregions/dryeco.html   (1232 words)

  
 Endangered Species Update July 01, 2001 Articles @ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Status and conservation of endangered cats along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Status of the California Condor and mortality factors affecting recovery.
The status of the wolf population in post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan.
static.highbeam.com /e/endangeredspeciesupdate/july012001/index.html   (274 words)

  
 Methodology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
By recalculating polygon areas and adding up the proposed protected areas for each ecoregion, then comparing those values to the total for each corresponding ecoregion we were able to calculate the percentage of each ecoregion that was proposed protectd.
To determine the range of elevation protected and proposed for protection, the unioned ecoregions and conservation status layer was queried in turn for each ecoregion and a status of protected.
Similarly, (by isolating each ecoregion and using it to clip the elevation point layer) the ecoregions layer was used to determine the elevation range of the ecoregions in general, allowing us to determine how much of the elevation range of each ecoregion was protected or proposed for protection.
www.geog.ubc.ca /courses/klink/g470/class02/mjchurch/Methodology.html   (1011 words)

  
 Sonoran Desert Ecoregion Landscape-scale Conservation Sites Data Dictionary
Conservation Sites were identified through a combination of computer assisted and manual processes that evaluated the following data.
Conservation Target data from Heritage Programs were then displayed to identify additional Targets contained within or proximate to the expert-identified areas.
Conservation Sites vary in size from 403 acres to 5.7 million acres (163 ha to 2.5 million ha), with most sites falling into two size classes, 5,000 to 50,000 acres (2023 to 20,234 ha) and 100,001 to 500,000 acres (40,469 to 202,343 ha.
www.dot.pima.gov /gis/data/layers/sdcpcons/conserv.htm   (757 words)

  
 Estado de la conservación de Ecoregion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Ecoregions varía en sus particularidades biológicas, así como en su estado de la conservación.
La lista global de 200 ecoregions puede ayudar sobre todo a la conservación en la escala regional (tala de árboles local, destrucción de los habitat de los pantanos, degradación de suelos).
Sin embargo, los 200 ecoregions globales pueden ayudar a estos esfuerzos identificando sitios del habitat y reclinando los sitios para los animales migratorios.
www.yotor.net /wiki/es/es/Estado%20de%20la%20conservaci%F3n%20de%20Ecoregion.htm   (251 words)

  
 Global 200 -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Of these ecoregions, the WWF selected the Global 200 as the ecoregions most crucial to the ((physics) the maintenance of a certain quantities unchanged during chemical reactions or physical transformations) conservation of global (The diversity of plant and animal life in a particular habitat (or in the world as a whole)) biodiversity.
WWF say ecoregions could be considered as ((physics) the maintenance of a certain quantities unchanged during chemical reactions or physical transformations) conservation units at regional scale because they meet similar biological communities.
Selection of the ecoregions was based on analyses of species richness, species (Nativeness by virtue or originating or occurring naturally (as in a particular place)) endemism, unique higher (Click link for more info and facts about taxa) taxa, unusual ecological or evolutionary phenomena, and global rarity of major habitat type.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/G/Gl/Global_200.htm   (4142 words)

  
 Arctic Flora and Fauna: Status and Conservation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The report was compiled by an international editorial team under the direction of Paula Kankaanpaa of the Finnish Ministry of Environment and the Arctic Centre of the University of Lapland in Rovaniemi.
Through the use of plain language and numerous maps, diagrams, and photographs, it examines the ecological-, conservation-, and human dimensions of the Arctic.
By bringing together local and regional information, it paints a circumpolar picture of the status and trends in arctic flora and fauna, including information on population sizes and changes, as well as a list of globally threatened species in the Arctic.
www.taiga.net /nce/caff_book.html   (356 words)

  
 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
At the beginning of the 21st century, as g lobal environmental change is occurring at an unprecedented pace, conservation has emerged as a central element in the civic and political debates in the nations of both the North and the South.
All the while, conservation paradigms, practices and policies have become a focus of research by anthropologists, geographers, and others, and the relationship between conservation practitioners and academics has at times been difficult.
The goal of this course is to examine a series of issues related to the study of contemporary conservation initiatives through attention to specific case studies.
dizzy.library.arizona.edu /ej/jpe/anthenv/syllabi/ConsAndConserv.htm   (2265 words)

  
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Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity in the Llanos Ecoregion
The main objective of this project is to contribute to the protection and conservation of the biodiversity of the ecoregion of Los Llanos of Venezuela.
FUDENA will develop a set of comprehensive management strategies, an action plan, for conservation of biodiversity in the ecoregion developed through biological and socioeconomic assessments, partnerships with the private sector, and community participation and will implement pilot projects that initiate an evaluation of potential conservation strategies.
www.gefonline.org /projectDetails.cfm?projID=664   (116 words)

  
 PART II - Ecoregion Unit Descriptions
The following is brief introduction to the 10 Ecoprovinces, 46 Ecoregions and 116 Ecosections that occur in British Columbia (that is, all the terrestrial and marine environments of the Province, plus the oceanic environment of western Canada to the 200-mile Economic Expansion Zone).
The Ecoprovinces are divided into 46 Ecoregions and 116 Ecosections which are at a scale and detail suitable for local resource management.
What follows is an overview of the macroclimatic processes, landforms and their evolution, oceanography, vegetation, and representative wildlife species for each of the 10 Ecoprovinces that occur in British Columbia.
srmwww.gov.bc.ca /ecology/ecoregions/intropt2.html   (346 words)

  
 CBI - PNCA - status   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Approximately 6.4 percent of the ecoregion (428,026 ha, 1,057,652 ac) is protected through 28 areas with designated wilderness making up the largest proportion of this total and most of these are at the higher elevations such as Eagle Cap Wilderness (see Table 1 and Figure 1).
Our survey respondents classified the status of the ecoregion to be slightly better than endangered - vulnerable.
The major threats to the ecoregion continue to be logging (especially of old-growth), livestock grazing, an altered fire regime, dams, and invasion by exotic species.
www.consbio.org /cbi/pacnw_assess/er36/status.htm   (183 words)

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