MONITORING BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY. The Nature Conservancy’s Natural Heritage Program. The Nature Conservancy was established to conserve biodiversity by establishing natural area preserves.
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MONITORING BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY
The Nature Conservancy’s
Natural Heritage Program
The Nature Conservancy was established to conserve biodiversity by establishing natural area preserves
Preserves are selected and designed to protect examples of the widest possible spectrum of native ecosystems & species habitats
The Nature Conservancy initiated the first State Natural Heritage Inventories in 1974
Methodology used has become the most systematic, comprehensive & widely used technology in existence for gathering & organizing information needed for conservation
“A permanent and dynamic atlas and data bank on the existence, characteristics, numbers, condition, status, location, and distribution of occurrences of the elements of natural biological and ecological diversity”
The Conservancy is now able to make regional and preliminary national assessments of the most important gaps in ecosystem and species coverage
Example: Geographic Distribution of Endangered Species in the United StatesA.P. Dobson, J.P. Rodriguez, W.M. Roberts, D.S. WilcoveSCIENCE24 January 1997