A conservation assessment of the terrestrial ecoregions of by Eric Dinerstein, David M. Olson, Douglas J. Graham

By Eric Dinerstein, David M. Olson, Douglas J. Graham

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Santana (Universidad de Guadalajara, MEXICO) C. Saravia T. (Centro de Investigaciones Ecológicas del Chaco, ARGENTINA) F. Sarmiento (University of Georgia, USA) K. Saterson (Biodiversity Support Program, USA) R. Sayre (The Nature Conservancy, USA) Page xiv Y. Schaeffer-Novelli (Universidade de São Paulo, BRAZIL) S. Schonberger (World Bank, USA) F. Seymour (World Wildlife Fund-US) S. Sheppard (World Wildlife Fund-US) L. Shipman (Environmental Systems Research Institute, USA) J. Simonetti (Universidad de Chile, CHILE) J.

Application at finer geographic scales will better direct scarce funds to the sites within ecoregions that are the most intact, biologically important, and most likely to preserve biodiversity over the long term. Page 1 Introduction The tropical, subtropical, and temperate habitats of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) contain some of the most important areas in the world for biodiversity conservation. Many of these areas face severe threats, and financiers and donors have responded to these pressures by financing biodiversity conservation programs across the region.

Cavalcanti (Universidade de Brasília, BRAZIL) B. Chernoff (Field Museum of Natural History, USA) K. Chomitz (World Bank, USA) M. Cifuentes (World Wildlife Fund-US) G. Cintrón-Molero (USFWS, USA) M. Collins (World Conservation Monitoring Centre, UK) J. E. Conde (Laboratorio de Biología Marina, Centro de Ecología y Ciencias Ambientales, VENEZUELA) S. Contreras Balderas (Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, MEXICO) C. Convis (Environmental Systems Research Institute, USA) S. Cornelius (World Wildlife Fund-US) L.

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