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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Key Neotropical ecoregions for conservation of terrestrial vertebrates
Author: Loyola, RD
Kubota, U
da Fonseca, GAB
Lewinsohn, TM
Abstract: Conservation planning analyses show a striking progression from endeavors targeted at single species or at individual sites, to the systematic assessment of entire taxa at large scales. These, in turn, inform wide-reaching conservation policies and financial investments. The latter are epitomized by global-scale prioritization frameworks, such as the Biodiversity Hotspots. We examine the entire Neotropical region to identify sets of areas of high conservation priority according to terrestrial vertebrate distribution patterns. We identified a set of 49 ecoregions in which 90, 82 and 83%, respectively of total, endemic and threatened vertebrates are represented. A core subset of 11 ecoregions captured 55, 27 and 38% of these groups. The Neotropics hold the largest remaining wilderness areas in the world, and encompass most of the tropical ecosystems still offering significant options for successful broad-scale conservation action. Our analysis helps to elucidate where conservation is likely to yield best returns at the ecoregion scale.
Subject: Brazil
Biodiversity
Conservation planning
Ecoregions
Extinction
Hotspots
Population declines
Prioritization
Protected areas
Vertebrates
Country: Holanda
Editor: Springer
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1007/s10531-008-9570-6
Date Issue: 2009
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