New PDF release: Conservation Monitoring in Freshwater Habitats: A Practical

By Clive Hurford (auth.), Clive Hurford, Michael Schneider, Ian Cowx (eds.)

ISBN-10: 1402092776

ISBN-13: 9781402092770

ISBN-10: 1402092784

ISBN-13: 9781402092787

The envisioned alterations to international climate styles and raises within the human inhabitants will positioned extraordinary strain on ecu freshwater habitats and the species that rely on them. Our good fortune in holding the ecological worth of those habitats will count drastically on conscientiously deliberate conservation administration built-in with effective and trustworthy tracking.

Conservation tracking in Freshwater Habitats makes a speciality of the necessity to increase transparent, site-specific, conservation administration ambitions; whatever not often thought of in earlier guides on freshwater tracking. The early chapters discover using organic signs for tracking and supply useful suggestions for constructing and enforcing effective and trustworthy tracking tasks. the rest of the ebook is devoted to a chain of conscientiously chosen case stories illustrating top perform in either decision-making and alertness throughout more than a few habitats and species.

This well timed ebook will supply a worthwhile reference for college kids and researchers in organic and environmental sciences, and for practitioners operating in govt departments, conservation firms and ecological consultancies. will probably be an important source for an individual practising pleasing the necessities of either the Water Framework Directive and the EC Habitats Directive.

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Main threats include habitat loss, harvesting, accidental killing and pollution. American mink affect European mink negatively by competition and hybridisation (IUCN 2007 and references therein). Due to its specialised habitat requirements and its restricted range, the European mink could be a good indicator of condition of the sites where it occurs. Healthy populations would indicate a positive condition, while decreasing populations would indicate a negative condition of sites. 3). Mostly, this work focused on the otter as a threatened species and not on otters as indicators for the condition of their habitat.

The UK has interpreted the obligations of Article 4 (1c) as requiring all water dependent species and habitats for any Natura 2000 protected areas listed on the register, to be in Favourable Condition, or if not, to have identified the reason “why not” as being clearly unrelated to water management. This requires that waterdependent features are meeting their conservation objectives (UK TAG 2008). In the UK, conservation objectives have been developed as expressions of intent for the features, with a list of targets for a variety of attributes, such as water quality, population characteristics or physical habitat.

A thriving population of desmans should therefore indicate good condition for a site, although Queiroz (1999) mentions that the species can survive in some moderately polluted watercourses. European Water Shrew Analyses of the results of a nationwide, volunteer-based survey to determine the distribution and habitat occurrence of the water shrew in Great Britain showed that water shrews were ubiquitous and adaptable and that they are ecologically flexible (Carter and Churchfield 2006). Water shrews were observed in sites with a variety of substrate types, water depths and water widths.

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