From the mountains to the sea: where is freshwater conservation in the SCB agenda?

Vance-Borland, Ken, Roux, Dirk, Nel, Jeanne, and Pressey, Bob (2008) From the mountains to the sea: where is freshwater conservation in the SCB agenda? Conservation Biology, 22 (3). pp. 505-507.

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[Extract] The Society for Conservation Biology's (SCB) meeting theme for this year, "From the Mountains to the Sea," explicitly addresses linkages between land, fresh water, and sea. Recognizing these linkages is critical to achieving conservation goals in all but the most isolated ecosystems. Whether one is concerned with science, management, or policy, freshwater ecosystems and their associated watersheds provide important functional contexts for terrestrial conservation. Freshwater systems are also the link between terrestrial activities and many marine impacts. For example, the Great Barrier Reef is threatened by sediment, nutrient, and chemical runoff from the catchments draining into the lagoon between the land and the reef. Only an integrated program of land, freshwater, and marine research and management will adequately address the problem. If this is the case generally, how well are we doing at mainstreaming freshwater ecosystems and their watersheds into conservation research and management?

Item ID: 24923
Item Type: Article (Editorial)
ISSN: 1523-1739
Keywords: conservation, freshwater ecosystem, connectivity
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2013 06:37
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050209 Natural Resource Management @ 50%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity @ 50%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9606 Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation > 960699 Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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