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 Africa||p. 5|
|Beyond political boundaries : a conservation map of Africa||p. 17|
|Setting priorities : the race against time||p. 37|
|From Fynbos to the mountains of the moon : ranking the biological value of ecoregions||p. 45|
|The status of wild Africa||p. 81|
|Priorities, realities, and the race to save wild Africa||p. 97|
|The next horizon : large-scale conservation in Africa||p. 137|
|Hierarchical classification of ecoregions in terms of biogeography and habitats||p. 173|
|Taxonomic details and sources of species distribution data||p. 179|
|Quantifying nonspecies values of ecoregions||p. 183|
|Development of the conservation status index||p. 185|
|Biological data used for the ecoregion analysis||p. 189|
|Nonspecies biological values of ecoregions||p. 201|
|Investigating patterns of African richness and endemism||p. 207|
|Data used in the conservation status of ecoregions||p. 211|
|Ecoregion descriptions||p. 219|
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Series: Ecoregions Assessments Ser.
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): 1.67