Some main geographical
characteristics of Vietnam:
-Vietnam extends more than 1,650
km from north to south, it’s altitude
varies from sea level to a maximum
of 3,143 m.
-Three quarter of Vietnam is hilly
or mountainous. Forest cover is
about 12.3 million ha (over 37 % of
the total land area of the country).
Major decisions were
made in the areas of integrating
poverty eradication and development,
scientifi c and
technical cooperation, technology
transfer and cooperation,
public awareness, business
of local governments
ASEAN occupies only 3 percent of the world’s total land area, but
18 percent of the plants and animals assessed by the IUCN live in
its mountains, jungles, rivers, lakes and seas. Biodiversity is our
source of food, medicine, shelter, clothing and livelihood.
This issue features some articles and reports
about ASEAN Heritage Parks and other
protected areas, their importance to the conservation
and sustainable use of biodiversity
resources of Southeast Asia (SEA), and the
issues and threats that need to be addressed.
The study was conducted to evaluate the current status and biodiversity value of the main ecosystems, to identify important areas for conservation, and to identify the main challenges of biodiversity conservation in Hai Duong.
Since the first desktop computers emerged in the late 1970s and early 1980s, the power,
speed and storage capacity has increased radically, especially in recent years. Indeed, the
whole approach to computing and database management has shifted from the independent
researcher keeping records for a particular project to state-of-the-art file storage systems,
presentation and distribution over the World Wide Web.
As rates of deforestation and land degradation, and losses of biodiversity and
ecosystem services, continue to rise globally, the international community is faced
with the challenge of finding land use interventions that can mitigate or reduce the
impact of these environmental issues. Agroforestry, the integration of trees in farming
systems, has the potential for providing rural livelihoods and habitats for species
outside formally protected lands, connecting nature reserves, and alleviating resourceuse
pressure on conservation areas.
They clam approximately 500 species, widely distributed in coastal intertidal zone of tropical temperate countries. Our country has about 40 species of 7 breed groups, distributed along the coast from north to south.
Northern coastal areas have clam oil (Meretrix lime), clam password (Meretrix llusoria Rumplius). Southern coastal areas have clam (Meretrix lyrata Sowerby).
Clams are mollusks team has great potential in the tide country. Culture technique is not complicated, short cycle, investment less valuable export.
The heat radiation from gas flaring greatly affects the surrounding
environment and particular crops planted within the vicinity of gas flare stations
(Abdulkareem and Odigure, 2002). It also has a devastating effect on microorganisms and
aquatic life. Heat radiation from gas flaring also causes an increase in heat waves hence
there is the possibility that habitants of Niger-Delta Area, where the gas flaring stations are
located will suffer heart stroke, heart attacks and other ailments aggravated by the heat
(Odigure et al., 2003).
This book is about the conservation of genetic diversity of wild plants in situ in
their natural surroundings, primarily in existing protected areas but also outside
conventional protected areas. A lot of effort has been dedicated to conserving plant
biodiversity, but most of this has focused on rare plant communities or individual
species threatened with extinction.
Tuyển tập các báo cáo nghiên cứu về sinh học được đăng trên tạp chí sinh học thế giới đề tài: Biodiversity of pig breeds from China and Europe estimated from pooled DNA samples: diﬀerences in microsatellite variation between two areas of domestication
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1980 edition. Excerpt: ...( Dodson and Gentry, 1978; Gentry, 1978). More than 50 new species of higher plants have been described during the past few years from the Rio Palenque station (1.7 km2), one of the few remaining areas of tropical moist forest in western Ecuador. The study of this forest should be pushed on as vigorously as possible.
The concept of marine reserves has been repeatedly addressed in the past 25
years, but implementation and subsequent evaluation of these protected areas has
been relatively infrequent until the past decade. In recent years, there has been
strong advocacy for reserves among the conservation community and those concerned
about losses of habitat and biodiversity in the sea.
In 1998, international bird conservation groups focused attention on the site
after rediscovery of Edward’s Pheasant (Lophura edwardsi) in these hills, a fowl
thought extinct. Today the site is part of a government forest strategy to create a
system of 2 million ha of special use forest (national parks, nature reserves and
historical sites) throughout the country and it is listed as one of the sites destined
to become a nature reserve (41,548 ha) in 2010 (Barney 2005).
Interview results support the idea that the executive director plays
a central role of in an organization’s operations and effective
governance. In the organizations interviewed, all had self-defined
successful relationships between the executive director and board
of directors—partly because the executive director actively
participated in board matters. The caveat is that executive directors
were strategic in their areas of involvement and, more importantly,
how they got involved (i.e.
We think this book is unique in that it uses a novel and logical approach to present
discussions of this topic from three general perspectives: scientific, social, and
economic, and the integration within these important areas. We think this book is
somewhat different than other environmental management books since we offer a
more balanced view of the topic – many of the books available today concentrate
primarily on just one of these three perspectives.
Biodiversity is fundamental to sustaining life, providing
critical ecosystem services such as food provisioning, water
purification, flood and drought control, nutrient cycling, and
climate regulation, amongst many others. These services
are essential to support human well-being and economic
growth. Yet despite the significant economic, social and
cultural values of biodiversity and ecosystem services,
biodiversity worldwide is being lost, and in some areas at
an accelerating rate.
Development and conservation professionals are increasingly incorporating conservation products into their portfolio of activities to contribute to biodiversity conservation and poverty alleviation for the communities that live in high biodiversity areas. Tremendous progress has been made in involving communities in good conservation practices, developing enterprises that are sustainable and generating income that also promotes biodiversity conservation.
We welcome efforts by the European Commission to review the functioning of the Environmental
Impact Assessment (EIA) Directive and to identify areas which need improvement. We also
appreciate that the Commission has facilitated public consultations through web-based
However, the questionnaire provided does not allow respondents to express opinions on all the
important aspects of the Directive, and specifically on its functioning in practice.
Protected areas are considered essential for biodiversity conservation and the main
hope we have of halting the extinction of many threatened or endangered species.
Since protected areas can also be a significant source of financial benefits their
management is complicated and dependent on many external factors. It has been
demonstrated that careful economic and social development are preconditions for
successful protected area management.