Biodiversity Bald Eagles were successfully by qingyunliuliu

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									Bald Eagles were successfully
 reintroduced to the state of
          New York
Conservation efforts have
 been able to save many
        species
   Conservation Biology
• Restoring Damaged or Destroyed
  Habitats
 –Re-claiming wetlands
         Seed Banks
• Saves plant species
• Cryogenically frozen
• Stored in multiple locations
     Botanical Gardens
• Cross-fertilization
• Asexual reproductive techniques
          Aquariums
• Growing own corals
• Rehab of injured animals
• Raising public awarness
              Zoos
• Artificial Insemination
• Embryo Transfer
International Conservation Orgs
• World Wildlife Fund
• International Wildlife Federation
• Nature Conservancy
 –Buys land, establishes reserves
• Greenpeace
International Policies & Laws
• World Conservation Strategy -
  –to preserve biodiversity
  –develop sustainable use of
   resources
  –stabilize human population
International Policies & Laws
• CITES - Convention on the
  International Trade of
  Endangered Species
   –signed by 128 countries to
    date
   –prohibits the trade of live
    specimens or products of 675
    species on list
Cloning endangered species
   should be a last resort
    Habitat Management
• Identify ecosystems
  in danger; protect &
  rehabilitate them

• Incentives to private
  landholders who
  protect species &
  their land
 Management of Migratory
       Animals
• Need to protect animals in both
  breeding AND wintering habitats
• Protect
  “flyways”
  Management of Aquatic
       Organisms
International Whaling Commision
• Bans whaling (1986)
• Bans on gill-netting, purse seines
   What Can We Do About
Declining Biological Diversity?
• Increase Public Awareness

								
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