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1-10 of 21 for the Category : Wildlife and the Subcategory : Wildlife Management, Planning & Rehabilitation

Avian Rehabilitation

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Avian rehabilitation describes the work that is undertaken – mostly by NGOs – to take injured, polluted or distressed birds, nurse them back to health and release them back into the wild.

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Biodiversity

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Biological diversity - or biodiversity - is a term used to describe the variety of life and the interactions between living organisms.

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Biodiversity & the Sixth Extinction

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‘For each of the Big Five [extinctions] there are theories of what caused them, some are compelling, but none proven. For the sixth extinction, however, we do know the culprit. We are.’ – Leakey & Lewin (1995)

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Biome

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Biomes are the world’s major environmental communities classified according to the predominant vegetation and characterised by adaptations of organisms to that particular environment. The importance of biomes cannot be underestimated.

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Carrying Capacity

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Carrying capacity, in the case of organisms, is the maximum number of organisms that can be supported, fed or is able to survive in any specific habitat or ecosystem without causing the breakdown of the habitat or ecosystem.

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CITES

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The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is an international agreement that was signed in Washington, DC on 3 March 1973, and came into force in 1975 after the 10th ratification.

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Conservation Planning (Systematic)

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The science of systematic conservation planning aims to identify and set aside representative examples of all biodiversity to ‘biodiversity banks’ as proactive protection against future modifications.

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Deep Ecology

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The Deep Ecology worldview asks that we do some deep thinking about who we are and what our role is on the planet. The term was coined by Norwegian philosopher Arne Naess in 1972 and defines an ecocentric environmental worldview.

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Eco-catastrophe

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This describes any major catastrophe that results in a major decline or drop in biodiversity or environmental quality. An ecocatastrophe can be both natural and man-made.

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Eco-Logic

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The concept of Eco-Logic refers to the logic and perspective that we gain once one we fully recognise and acknowledge the fact that we humans are not separate from the rest of nature - and that we are completely dependent on the Earth's eco-system

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