NPAPSP Ecosystem Conservation Target Proposal

Meerman, Jan C. (2004) NPAPSP Ecosystem Conservation Target Proposal. Technical Report.

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    This paper deals with the development of conservation targets for the various terrestrial ecosystems. These targets are important in the Marxan analysis. Underlying thought is that a minimum area is required for each habitat/ecosystem. The IUCN recommends a minimum of 10% under protection for each habitat. Theoretically, this would enable the survival of 70% of the extant species. The ecoregional planning initiative used a minimum of 30% which would allow the survival of > 80% of the species (see diagram below).

    Item Type: Technical Reports (Technical Report)
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      Keywords: biodiversity Belize target species loss Marxan
      Subjects: (C) Ecosystems > (CC) Terrestrial > (CCA) Broad-Leaved Forest
      (C) Ecosystems > (CC) Terrestrial > (CCB) Savanna
      (C) Ecosystems > (CC) Terrestrial > (CCC) Wetlands
      Publication Sources: (3) Other Source > (3D) Other or Unspecified
      Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2010 06:00
      Last Modified: 16 Nov 2011 09:45

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