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Implications of changing species definitions for conservation purposes

Garnett, Stephen T. and Christidis, Les (2007). Implications of changing species definitions for conservation purposes. Bird Conservation International,17(3):187-195.

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Title Implications of changing species definitions for conservation purposes
Author Garnett, Stephen T.
Christidis, Les
Journal Name Bird Conservation International
Publication Date 2007
Volume Number 17
Issue Number 3
ISSN 0959-2709   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-34848877021
Start Page 187
End Page 195
Total Pages 9
Place of Publication United Kingdom
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Field of Research 0502 - Environmental Science and Management
1605 - Policy and Administration
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract Concern has been expressed that failure to adopt phylogenetic or related species concepts will result in biodiversity loss. Here we describe how widespread adoption of such concepts may affect conservation administration and the social contract with elected governments that fund management of threatened species. We then review threatened species legislation, showing that most laws and international conventions avoid arguments over species' definitions altogether, thus negating arguments that such definitions should be changed to further species' conservation.
Keywords taxonomy
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