Conservation Biology


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Conservation biology is the study of attempts to protect and preserve biodiversity. It focuses on both the biological and social factors that affect the success of conservation efforts and on determining ecosystems and species whose conservation is a high priority.

With the growing human population and consumption of resources, global environmental change and degradation have been shown to us. Attentions were also drawing on damages to biodiversity, habitat conservation and exotic species. Convention on biological diversity has been brought up, from three levels: genes, species and habitats. Conservation biology is an interdisciplinary study aiming at protecting species, habitats and ecosystems from extinction and erosion of biotic interactions. The field seeks to integrate conservation policy with theories from the fields of ecology, demography, taxonomy, and genetics. The principles underlying each of these disciplines have direct implications for the management of species and ecosystems, captive breeding and reintroduction, genetic analyses, and habitat restoration. Conservation biology has become a burgeoning discipline since it originated in the early 1980s. Theories from the fields of island biogeography, genetics, demography, and population ecology have been broadly applied to the design and management of reserves, captive breeding programs, and the classification of endangered species. This book entitled Conservation Biology reviewed species, landscape, and ecosystem approaches to conservation; high quality research works about science and practice of conserving biodiversity are addressed too. Methods of habitat restoration, features of ecosystem resilience, how factors influenced on conservation, and assessment of conservation effects are given. The book covers research articles spanning a diverse range of fields that contribute to the biological, sociological, and economic dimensions of conservation and natural resource management. The primary aim of conservation biology is to present the science and practice of conservation, or which demonstrate the application of conservation principles for natural resource management and policy. Therefore it will be of interest to a broad international readership. Conservation biology as a discipline aims to provide answers to specific questions that can be applied to management decisions. The main goal is to establish workable methods for preserving species and their biological communities. Specific methods have been developed for determining the best strategies for protecting threatened species, designing nature reserves, initiating breeding programs to maintain genetic variability in small populations, and reconciling conservation concerns with the needs of local people. For this to be successful, communication among all sectors of the conservation community is necessary.

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