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Freshwater Ecoregions of North America: A Conservation Assessment

Series: World Wildlife Fund Conservation Assessment Series

By: Robin A Abell

319 pages, Col photos, figs, tabs, maps

Island Press

Paperback | Dec 1999 | #98759 | ISBN: 155963734X
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About this book

Identifies freshwater ecoregions that support globally outstanding biological diversity; Assesses the types and immediacy of threats to North American ecoregions; Identifies gaps in information that hamper an accurate evaluation of biodiversity; Provides a broad-scale framework for conservation activities.


Delineation of ecoregions and geographic scope of the study; major habitat types; discriminators; biological distinctiveness index (BDI); conservation status; integrating biological distinctiveness and conservation status; biological distinctiveness of North American ecoregions; conservation status of North American ecoregions; threat assessment; final conservation status; additional conservation status data; integrating biological distinctiveness and conservation status; targets requiring urgent action; site-specific conservation.

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