Centres of Plant Diversity: Vol. 2 - Asia Australasia and the Pacific Ocean: A Guide and Strategy for their Conservation

Centres of Plant Diversity: Vol. 2 - Asia Australasia and the Pacific Ocean: A Guide and Strategy for their Conservation

by Vernon H Heywood, World Wide Fund for Nature Staff, A. C. Hamilton, V. H. Heywood
     
 

ISBN-10: 2831701988

ISBN-13: 9782831701981

Pub. Date: 01/01/1995

Publisher: Island Press

The rationale for this three-volume work covering nearly 250 major sites for conservation of plant diversity worldwide is concern about rapid global loss and degradation of natural ecosystems. By highlighting areas of prime botanical importance, it is hoped that their conservation will be ensured by an adequate commitment of resources. Selection of the sites is

Overview

The rationale for this three-volume work covering nearly 250 major sites for conservation of plant diversity worldwide is concern about rapid global loss and degradation of natural ecosystems. By highlighting areas of prime botanical importance, it is hoped that their conservation will be ensured by an adequate commitment of resources. Selection of the sites is based both on floristic statistics and on detailed first-hand knowledge of numerous botanists. The data sheet for each site includes regional context, and outlines wider patterns of plant distributions, threats and conservation efforts; additional sites are also mentioned. This work will be essential reading for all those concerned with planning land use strategies for conservation and appropriate development. It is WWF and IUCN's hope that this global assessment will be followed by further assessments at the local level, so that the vital task of conservation of plant diverstiy can be well integrated in detail into national and regional conservation and development strategies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9782831701981
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
01/01/1995
Pages:
592
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 11.80(h) x 1.60(d)

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