biological diversity


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biological diversity

The variability among living organisms from all sources including inter alia, terrestrial, marine and other aquatic ecosystems, and the ecological complexes of which they are part; this includes diversity within species, between species and of ecosystems.
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Patterson, ecologist with the Center for Biological Diversity.
If they want to get people together for a localized plan, we're happy to talk to them,'' said Monica Bond, a biologist with the Center for Biological Diversity.
The desert cymopterus absolutely warrants listing as an endangered species,'' said Daniel Patterson, an ecologist with the Center for Biological Diversity, which had sued the government over the issue.
We really think the whole process was badly flawed,'' said Daniel Patterson, an ecologist with the Center for Biological Diversity.
SFI is one of several tools we've employed to strengthen our forest management and timber procurement practices around wildlife conservation, forest health, biological diversity and water quality.
The convention has three goals: the conservation of biological diversity, the sustainable use of its components, and the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits from the use of genetic resources.
Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) thanks in part to intervention by the nonprofit Center for Biological Diversity.
Just over a decade later, the group has changed its name, its headquarters and its budget, becoming one of the most effective environmental groups in the West if not the nation at protecting biological diversity.
Maffi says that the number of languages in an area can be a good indicator of cultural range, which in turn is linked to the store of knowledge of a given ecosystem and its biological diversity.
Tropical forests are famous for their biological diversity, much of it undescribed, but the real mother lode of new tropical species is underfoot, not overhead, according to an analysis of soil microbes from the eastern Amazon Basin in Brazil.
Endorsed by 110 leaders at the World Summit for Sustainable Development (WSSD) in 2002, and then again by the Millennium +5 Summit in New York in 2005, the Target is a follow-up to the Convention on Biological Diversity.
The protocol aims to contribute to ensuring an adequate level of protection in the field of the safe transfer, handling and use of living modified organisms resulting from modern biotechnology that may have adverse effects on the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity.

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