Biological diversity in the drylands of the world
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Biological diversity in the drylands of the world

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Published by United Nations .
Written in English


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StatementInternational Panel of Experts Subgroup on Biodiversity.
ContributionsInternational Panel of Experts Subgroup on Biodiversity.
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Open LibraryOL18675289M

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This book is a global resource aimed to aide dryland management as it is the first comprehensive analysis of dryland biodiversity that is of global importance and significance. Many people in the drylands pursue livelihoods that conserve biological diversity in . Get this from a library! Biodiversity in drylands: toward a unified framework. [Moshe Shachak;] -- "Biodiversity in Drylands, the first internationally based synthesis volume in the Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network Series, unifies the concepts of species and landscape diversity with. conservation and development can be equitably pursued. The book is designed to inform and remind us of the beauty of dryland biodiversity and its intrinsic and instrumental value. It demonstrates the mutual dependency of dryland biological and cultural diversity. The book includes new analyses of drylands biodiversity and an overview. dryland biological and cultural diversity. The book includes new analyses of drylands biodiversity and an overview. a dispropor onate number of the world’ s poor reside in the drylands, and.

Drylands have been cradles to some of the world’s greatest civilizations, and contemporary dryland communities feature rich and unique cultures. Dryland ecosystems support a surprising amount of biodiversity. Desertification, however, is a significant land degradation problem in the arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid regions of the world. The drylands offer significant opportunities for achieving both conservation and development objectives simultaneously and in many cases have been shown to do so. The Aichi targets (targets established by Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity at the tenth Conference of Parties in CBD (Convention on Biological Diversity) Very simply, the term Biodiversity refers to the variety of life: the diversity of all living organisms from the various ecosystems of the planet. It “includes diversity within species, between species and of ecosystems” in which they live (Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (): Handbook of the Convention on.   This is the first international volume in the Long Term Ecological Research Network series. The book summarizes the state of knowledge about biodiversity in drylands, and seek to identify questions and strategies for future research and to lay out guidelines for management of biodiversity in desert and semidesert : Hardcover.

The book includes new analyses of drylands biodiversity and an overview of approaches that promote sustainable development as well as conservation goals. It strongly underlines the importance of indigenous knowledge and culture to dryland conservation, and demonstrates an unrivalled opportunity for sustainable growth and biodiversity protection. The biological diversity of dry and sub-humid lands is of particular significance because it includes many unique biomes. Wetland areas in drylands, for instance, are often of crucial importance in supporting migratory bird species, as well as local species. The International Day for Biological Diversity (or World Biodiversity Day) is a United Nations-sanctioned international day for the promotion of biodiversity issues. It is currently held on May The International Day for Biological Diversity falls within the scope of the UN Post Development Agenda’s Sustainable Development Goals. Drylands biodiversity is essential to real change in the human condition. Despite this importance of dryland biodiversity, its true value is not widely appreciated or well understood. The Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), at its tenth meeting, recognized.