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Terrestrial Ecoregions of Africa and Madagascar : A Conservation Assessment - Neil Burgess

Terrestrial Ecoregions of Africa and Madagascar

A Conservation Assessment

Hardcover Published: 1st December 2004
ISBN: 9781559633642
Number Of Pages: 544

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As part of a global effort to identify those areas where conservation measures are needed most urgently, World Wildlife Fund has assembled teams of scientists to conduct ecological assessments of all five continents. Terrestrial Ecoregions of Africa and Madagascar is the latest contribution, presenting in a single volume the first comprehensive assessment of biodiversity patterns, threats to biodiversity, and resulting conservation priorities across the African continent and its islands. Looking at biodiversity and threats in terms of biological units rather than political units, the book offers a comprehensive examination of African biodiversity across all biomes and multiple taxonomic groups.

In addition to the seven main chapters, the book includes twenty essays by regional experts that provide more depth on key issues, as well as nine detailed appendixes that present summary data used in the analyses, specific analytical methodologies, and a thorough text description for each of Africa's 119 terrestrial ecoregions.

Terrestrial Ecoregions of Africa and Madagascar provides a blueprint for conservation action and represents an unparalleled guide for investments and activities of conservation agencies and donor organizations.

The forces that shaped wild Africap. 5
Beyond political boundaries : a conservation map of Africap. 17
Setting priorities : the race against timep. 37
From Fynbos to the mountains of the moon : ranking the biological value of ecoregionsp. 45
The status of wild Africap. 81
Priorities, realities, and the race to save wild Africap. 97
The next horizon : large-scale conservation in Africap. 137
Hierarchical classification of ecoregions in terms of biogeography and habitatsp. 173
Taxonomic details and sources of species distribution datap. 179
Quantifying nonspecies values of ecoregionsp. 183
Development of the conservation status indexp. 185
Biological data used for the ecoregion analysisp. 189
Nonspecies biological values of ecoregionsp. 201
Investigating patterns of African richness and endemismp. 207
Data used in the conservation status of ecoregionsp. 211
Ecoregion descriptionsp. 219
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ISBN: 9781559633642
ISBN-10: 1559633646
Series: World Wildlife Fund Ecoregion Assessments
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 544
Published: 1st December 2004
Publisher: Island Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 28.0 x 21.6  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 1.69