Aquatic Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Services by Shin-ichi Nakano, Tetsukazu Yahara, Tohru Nakashizuka

By Shin-ichi Nakano, Tetsukazu Yahara, Tohru Nakashizuka

This quantity examines the subject of neighborhood biodiversity conservation within the Asia-Pacific area, the most speedily altering components on this planet. With a spotlight on aquatic platforms, this e-book deals perception at the kingdom of neighborhood biodiversity, demanding situations in administration and conservation of biodiversity, and newly constructed tools for tracking biodiversity. moreover, as the carrier supplied via an surroundings for people is interlinked with conservation, the ultimate half is devoted to comparing the socioeconomic point of atmosphere prone, with particular connection with neighborhood biodiversity. In impact, all contributions offer info that's worthwhile for potent conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. This paintings will curiosity all stakeholders in biodiversity conservation, together with coverage makers, NPOs, NGOs, environment-related industries, and biodiversity researchers, not just within the Asia-Pacific area, but additionally around the whole globe.

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Mekong mainstem between Thai and Lao). Generally, this type of damming has considerably less impact on the river ecosystem since only smaller water is stored, or maybe none, which is used to supply a power station, and the river hydrological regime is less altered (Raja et al. 2006). However, all “run-of-the-river” dams act as a barrier to migration (Baran and Myschowoda 2009), and many fishes of the Mekong and Chao Phraya basins are known as migratory species, although with different degrees and purposes (Dugan et al.

Steinacher Climate and Environmental Physics, Physics Institute, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland M. Fujii • Y. Yamanaka Faculty of Environmental Earth Science, Hokkaido University, N10W5, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-0810, Japan M. Vogt • N. -i. Nakano et al. 1007/978-981-10-0780-4_4 41 42 Y. Yara et al. expected to be largely unaffected by ocean acidification or surface warming under the low-emission scenario. Our results show that potential future coral habitats depend strongly on CO2 emissions and emphasize the importance of reducing CO2 emissions to prevent negative impacts on coral habitats.

Wastewater should be discharged in accordance with the criteria formulated by the state. Land reclamation should be forbidden from lakes and detailed regulations on management should be made in order to protect fish resources. For example, the minimum protected area of river-connected lakes was estimated to be 14,400 km2 in the floodplain of Yangtze River (Liu and Wang 2010). In addition, water pollution in the Yangtze River basin should be paid more attention in the next decades. Conservation of freshwater biodiversity is perhaps the ultimate conservation challenge because it is influenced by the upstream drainage network, the surrounding land, the riparian zone, and – in the case of migrating aquatic fauna – downstream reaches.

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