Everything you need to know about species conservation

by frankg on September 19, 2017 - 9:56pm

           The Society for Conservation Biology has published a very nice article that goes through every relevant aspect of species conservation. This article will lead you through the basic concepts of what is conservation of the biodiversity, why it is important and how it can be achieved. It also shows using statistics some background information to argue that the problem the planet faces with the loss of species is natural, but that it is greatly enhanced by human behaviour. They explain how that is and when it happened without omitting what are the causes. Another very interesting aspect of this article is that it states more than just species, but it also goes one step forward by talking about ecosystems and how they are affected by the biodiversity losses. There is also the whole process of how one can find results over time to accumulate data in order to see if an area contains any endangered species. This article has also the benefit of not only showing what the problems are, but also to elaborate on solutions and give plenty of other links whether it is electronic sources or textbooks for people who are interested in digging deeper in this subject. However, it does go through the process of observing a natural phenomenon, proposing a hypothesis (which in this case is mostly accepted) and finding evidence to support the hypothesis. 

Here is the link to access the article:

https://conbio.org/professional-development/education-programs/conservation-biology-faq