Southeast Asian Biodiversity in Crisis

Southeast Asian Biodiversity in Crisis

by Navjot S. Sodhi, Barry W. Brook
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521839300

ISBN-13: 9780521839303

Pub. Date: 12/22/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The biodiversity of Southeast Asia is gravely imperilled by massive habitat modifications, forest fires and the overexploitation of wildlife. This book contains the first comprehensive determination of the current state of the region's terrestrial biotas and highlights the primary drivers responsible for the grave threat to its unique and rich biodiversity.

Overview

The biodiversity of Southeast Asia is gravely imperilled by massive habitat modifications, forest fires and the overexploitation of wildlife. This book contains the first comprehensive determination of the current state of the region's terrestrial biotas and highlights the primary drivers responsible for the grave threat to its unique and rich biodiversity. Although the looming biodiversity disaster demands tangible actions, it will continue to be constrained by such socioeconomic variables as rampant poverty and lack of infrastructure. Any realistic solution should involve a shared multi-pronged strategy—political, socioeconomic and scientific.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521839303
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/22/2005
Series:
Cambridge Tropical Biology Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Dwindling habitats; 2. Biodiversity in a hotspot; 3. Biotic losses and other effects of habitat degradation; 4. Beyond deforestation: additional threats to Southeast Asian biodiversity; 5. The projected future of biodiversity of Southeast Asia; 6. Challenges and options for conservation in the region; References.

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