publication . Review . Article . 2016

Identification and protection of terrestrial global biodiversity hotspots: progress and challenges

Arijit Roy;
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  • Published: 20 May 2016 Journal: Research and Reports in Biodiversity Studies (issn: 2230-2484, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Dove Press
Arijit Roy Forestry and Ecology Department, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehradun, India Abstract: Due to ever-increasing demand on the natural resources, earth is on the verge of a global mass extinction. The biodiversity hotspots are the remnant natural areas of high terrestrial biodiversity which are rapidly degrading and constitute more than half of the global endemic species in approximately 2% of the global land area which requires conservation and protection along with effort to identify new areas. Presently, data gaps and nonavailability of adequate information across the biodiversity hotspots has resulted in unsustainable commercial exploitation ...
free text keywords: Research and Reports in Biodiversity Studies, Global biodiversity, Environmental resource management, business.industry, business, Geography, Hotspot (geology)
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publication . Review . Article . 2016

Identification and protection of terrestrial global biodiversity hotspots: progress and challenges

Arijit Roy;