Water for life: the urgent need to protect steep tropical environments

Laurance, William F. (2015) Water for life: the urgent need to protect steep tropical environments. Natural Capital.

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[Extract] Hectare for hectare, steep and mountainous areas in the tropics are arguably the most environmentally important real estate on the planet. Why? For starters, it's estimated that a third of the world's biodiversity lives in mountainous areas, with much of that in the tropics. Mountains—especially tropical mountains—are notoriously rich in locally endemic species that occur nowhere else on Earth.

Item ID: 42088
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
Keywords: Tropical biology
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2016 04:03
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960899 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of Environments not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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