Journal for Nature Conservation
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#1Ylenia Sartorello (UNIPV: University of Pavia)
#2Alberto Pastorino (UNIPV: University of Pavia)
Last. Cristiana CerratoH-Index: 5
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Abstract Land-use changes, both in terms of land abandonment and intensification, have led to fragmentation and loss of traditional agricultural habitats. Extensive grazing is among the forms of land use that have undergone the greatest changes. This represents one of the main threats to biodiversity; consequently, a comprehensive overview about the impacts on the biodiversity of changes that are happening in pastoral activities is needed. Moreover, a clear picture of the most widely studied geo...
#1Sem Duijndam (VU: VU University Amsterdam)
#2Pieter van Beukering (VU: VU University Amsterdam)H-Index: 1
Last. Mark J. Koetse (VU: VU University Amsterdam)H-Index: 15
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Abstract Like many Caribbean coastal ecosystems, the Simpson Bay Lagoon in Saint Martin suffers from heavy development, wastewater pollution, and overexploitation. These pressures have severely degraded its ecological integrity, causing significant environmental impact as well as negative socio-economic consequences. Local livelihoods depend on important ecosystem services provided by the Simpson Bay Lagoon, such as storm protection and water purification. A major cause for the continued degrada...
#1Vicente Piorno (Xunta de Galicia)H-Index: 4
#2Beatriz Arroyo (CSIC: Spanish National Research Council)H-Index: 30
Last. Rafael Villafuerte (CSIC: Spanish National Research Council)H-Index: 35
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Abstract The recreational use of natural resources requires the implementation of sustainable management systems. However, the existence of socioeconomic interests and the difficulty involved in applying evidence-based information often hinder this implementation. The European wild rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) is an appropriate case with which to study the recreational hunting governance systems. This species has, in recent decades, undergone important population changes in its native area, th...
Abstract The Majella National Park in Italy, through its ex situ plant conservation facilities (seed bank, botanical gardens and nurseries) plays an important role in preventing biodiversity loss, especially those rare and endemic species. Among the various conservation strategies, the Park developed a useful way to increase ex situ collections through a nursery chain and selling/giving indigenous species to the local people and community also for ornamental purposes. To date, more than 500 indi...
#1Thinh Tien Vu (VNUHCM: Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City)H-Index: 2
#2Dung Van Tran (VNUHCM: Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City)H-Index: 1
Abstract In Southeast Asia, the Annamite mountains and Central Vietnam lowlands are two of the most prioritized areas for preventing the extinction of large populations of phasianids. Ground-feeding birds in Southeast Asia may be going extinct, both inside and outside the protected areas, due to habitat loss and poaching, especially, snaring. Being endemic to the mainland of Southeast Asia, the crested argus is one of the largest and most threatened species of Phasianidae. Indeed, the crested ar...
#1Jessica Comley (Rhodes University)H-Index: 1
Last. Daniel M. Parker (Rhodes University)H-Index: 14
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Abstract Trophic cascade theories such as the ‘behaviourally-mediated trophic cascade hypothesis’ (BMTCH), have mainstreamed as ecological tools for conserving biodiversity and restoring ecosystems. The BMTCH relies on indirect negative effects of large carnivores through suppression of mesocarnivore activity and habitat use. Importantly, effects of top carnivores on mesocarnivores varies over time and space, is dependent on the species involved, and local context. In South Africa, there are ver...
#1Fred Rumsey (AMNH: American Museum of Natural History)H-Index: 17
#2Peter A. Stroh (Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland)H-Index: 4
Abstract A brief account of the initiatives undertaken to bring about the re-introduction of the extinct in the wild British endemic grass Bromus interruptus are given. The process has seen various set-backs and failures over a c.20-year period from which lessons have been learnt. Re-introductions have been attempted at 11 locations in 8 hectads within the former range, at only four is the plant extant; in all it is specifically managed for through the reduction of competition, shallow cultivati...
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