An Approach to Identify a Linked Spatial Network for Large Mammal Conservation on Yellow Sea Coast
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On the coastal region how to protect the natural ecosystems is an urgent issue. In this study, taking the Elaphurus Davidianus as a case, a framework has been proposed to identify an ecological spatial network for the conservation of large mammals, which could be finished in two steps: ecological naturalness assessments and human-induced ecological risks assessments. Through the naturalness assessments regions to be conserved is identified, which are regions that having high ecological value; and through the human-induced risks assessments, a spatial network that is linked by regions with low human induced ecological impacts is identified. The analysis shows that this approach is an efficient solution through which the ecological risks can be infiltrated and ranked, and the efficient ecological conservation could be realized by prioritizing the management efforts.
KeywordsEcological security Ecosystem management Ecological naturalness assessment Ecological risks assessment Coastal region
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