Site-Specific Knowledge Important for Conserving Biodiversity

  • William D. Newmark
Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 155)


Developing site-specific strategies for conserving biodiversity in the Eastern Arc forests requires an understanding of both the ecology of the forests as well as the political and socio-economic factors influencing communities living adjacent to forests. I shall limit my discussion to five broad categories:
  1. 1.

    Patterns of distribution of biodiversity.

  2. 2.

    Trends in populations of keystone and indicator species.

  3. 3.

    Critical ecological and evolutionary processes.

  4. 4.

    4. Minimum area requirements of extinction-prone species.

  5. 5.

    5. Relationship of local people to adjacent forests.



Bird Species Protected Area Manager Sacred Site Sacred Forest Minimum Viable Population 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • William D. Newmark
    • 1
  1. 1.Utah Museum of Natural HistoryUniversity of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA

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