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Assessing awareness on biodiversity conservation among Nigerians: the Aichi Biodiversity Target 1.

Biodivers Conserv 2021 Apr 12:1-24. Epub 2021 Apr 12.

Nigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research, Lagos, Nigeria.

The adoption of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets (ABTs) was supposed to increase conservation awareness in different countries and regions of the world. However, there seems to be a limited understanding of the importance of ecosystem services, offered by biological diversity. Thus, the continued decline in biodiversity, especially in developing countries. Read More

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Indigenous knowledge and rangelands' biodiversity conservation in Tanzania: success and failure.

Biodivers Conserv 2020 9;29(14):3863-3876. Epub 2020 Oct 9.

Department of Animal, Aquaculture and Range Sciences, Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), P. O. Box 3004, Morogoro, Tanzania.

Tanzania is one of the African countries endowed with diverse rangeland's biological resources hosting 6 out of 25 globally known biodiversity hotspots. Despite, government efforts on biodiversity conservation, the pressures on rangelands' biodiversity utilization are growing in line with increasing human population. With little recognition of contribution of local knowledge in biodiversity conservation, the current paper reviewed the potential of available indigenous knowledge in Tanzania and challenges limiting adoption of this vital knowledge on rangeland's biodiversity conservation. Read More

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October 2020

Land-use effects on local biodiversity in tropical forests vary between continents.

Biodivers Conserv 2017 27;26(9):2251-2270. Epub 2017 May 27.

1Department of Life Sciences, Imperial College London, Silwood Park Campus, London, SL5 7PY UK.

Land-use change is one of the greatest threats to biodiversity, especially in the tropics where secondary and plantation forests are expanding while primary forest is declining. Understanding how well these disturbed habitats maintain biodiversity is therefore important-specifically how the maturity of secondary forest and the management intensity of plantation forest affect levels of biodiversity. Previous studies have shown that the biotas of different continents respond differently to land use. Read More

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Wild canids, domestic dogs and their pathogens in Southeast Brazil: disease threats for canid conservation.

Biodivers Conserv 2010 23;19(12):3513-3524. Epub 2010 Sep 23.

1Programa de Pós-Graduação em Zoologia de Vertebrados, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais-PUC Minas, Avenida Dom José Gaspar, 500, 30535-610 Belo Horizonte, MG Brazil.

Wild canids are under many pressures, including habitat loss, fragmentation and disease. The current lack of information on the status of wildlife health may hamper conservation efforts in Brazil. In this paper, we examined the prevalence of canine pathogens in 21 free-ranging wild canids, comprising 12 (crab-eating fox), 7 (maned wolf), 2 (hoary fox), and 70 non-vaccinated domestic dogs from the Serra do Cipó National Park area, Southeast Brazil. Read More

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September 2010

Wildlife trade, consumption and conservation awareness in southwest China.

Biodivers Conserv 2008 21;17(6):1493-1516. Epub 2008 Mar 21.

Conservation International, Beijing, China.

Commercial trade in wildlife is the major cause of species endangerment and a main threat to animal welfare in China and its neighboring countries. Driven by consumptive use for food and traditional medicine, the large volume of both legal and illegal trade in wildlife has caused great destruction to ecosystems and pushed many species to the brink of extinction. Data gathered from trading hubs at ports, boundary markets, city markets and stores, indicates the large amount of wildlife traded in the region of Guangxi, Yunnan and Qinghai provinces, a direct result of the numerous wildlife markets available. Read More

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