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activity plan

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science.

A detailed plan for managing a single resource programme, designed to achieve specific objectives, and usually developed only when needed to support more general land use plan decisions. An...

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Aldo Leopold

Overview page. Subjects: Science and Mathematics — Arts and Humanities.

USecologist, forester, and environmentalist (1887–1948) who many people regard as the father of wildlife ecology. He was a gifted writer, and is best known as author of the book A Sand...

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Bernard Smith

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(1916– ),

Australian art historian and cultural critic, born in Sydney where for many years he was Power Professor of Fine Art at Sydney University. He retired to Melbourne in...

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biodiversity

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A term that came into widespread use in the 1980s, which describes all aspects of biological diversity, especially species richness, ecosystem complexity, and genetic variation.

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biodiversity action plan

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(BAP)

A national plan, programme or strategy for the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity, drawn up in response to the United Nations Framework Convention on...

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botanical garden

Overview page. Subjects: Lifestyle, Home, and Garden — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

A facility in which trees and shrubs are cultivated for exhibition, or preserved for conservation or reintroduction, as part of a living collection. See also zoo.

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coarse filter approach

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An approach to the conservation of biodiversity that involves maintaining a diversity of structures within stands and a diversity of ecosystems across the landscape, in order to meet most...

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conservancy

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science.

1 An official term for conservation of the environment and natural resources.

2 In the USA, a commission that has jurisdiction over fisheries and...

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conservation easement

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An easement that restricts a landowner to use that particular land for functions that are compatible with long‐term conservation objectives (such as protecting wildlife habitat,...

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debt-for-nature swap

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An emerging approach to the conservation of wildlife, which involves conservation organizations (usually from developed countries) acquiring part of the international debt of a particular...

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