U6 – Biodiversity management debate on Tuesday

On Tuesday we will be having a debate entitled – ‘The ‘hotspot’ approach is the solution to conserve the biodiversity on earth’

Proposition- Define hotspot, marine, land – examples from your notes, why conserve these areas with the greatest biodiversity on earth, why is this approach better than all others?

hotspot casestudy info

http://www.conservation.org/where/priority_areas/hotspots/Pages/hotspots_main.aspx

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2012/jan/20/conserving-biodiversity-poor-economic-value

Opposition-  Problems of ‘hotspot approach’, benefit of looking at other forms of conservation like sustainable yields, biosphere reserves, conservation through gene/seed banks, zoos, breeding programs, WWF’s broader approach etc

http://www.nature.org/ourscience/ourscientists/q-1.xml

http://www.unesco.org/new/en/natural-sciences/environment/ecological-sciences/biosphere-reserves/ – biosphere reserves

http://www.countrysideinfo.co.uk/biodvy2.htm – zoos, seeds, aquaria

Both groups will find these useful:

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v403/n6772/full/403853a0.html

http://wwf.panda.org/about_our_earth/biodiversity/wwf_and_biodiversity/

http://wwf.panda.org/about_our_earth/all_publications/living_planet_report

http://wwf.panda.org/about_our_earth/all_publications/living_planet_report/living_planet_report_graphics/lpi_interactive/

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